Lead Ted Jnr – new mascot for Lead Health Program

He is cute, new, cuddly and fun… Lead Ted Jnr is in town!

Parents and older siblings may remember Lead Ted raising awareness about lead in our town. Now, Lead Ted Jnr has taken up the role to help kids and families learn about lead and remind the community lead will always remain an issue.

Lead Ted Jnr is meeting kids at local preschools this week, where he will be dancing and shaking hands with the children and being shown around their school.

Along with a new logo, Lead Ted Jnr is part of a new look for the Lead Health Program. New resources in the pipeline to promote the lead safety message include magnets and booklets.

“The program’s new focus is ‘LEAD: It’s in our hands’. The message is that we all have a role to play in reducing lead risks,” said Kelli Schultz from the Child & Family Health Centre.

“Our new mascot Lead Ted Jnr is part of the new fresh look and we are looking forward to him becoming well known in the town,” said Miss Schultz.

The Lead Health Program is also launching the very first Broken Hill Lead Website at www.leadnsw.com.au The site will be live this weekend and will be added to over time with information about lead and minimising exposure.

“The Lead Website will be the best place for families, people new to town, students, workers and the general community to get general and local information on lead,” said Miss Schultz.

Lead Ted Jnr will be introduced to the wider community at Agfair. He is looking forward to meeting local families and can be seen both Friday and Saturday at 11amand 2pm at the Far West Local Health District stall in the Rotary Pavilion.


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