The Icelandic representative at Eurovision 2016 has donated the dress she wore during her performance of “Hear Them Calling” at the First Semi-Final of Eurovision 2016 for “Speak UP!”, an app that allows users to report bullying anonymously.
The dress is now being auctioned on eBay for everyone to bid and the collected money will be used to support the effort of web and mobile app “Speak UP!”. Greta Salóme´s song “Hear Them Calling” from the Eurovision Song Contest is all about the voices we are exposed to every day, negative and positive. The song and its message have touched people all over the world.
“Since the release of the song I have received so many messages from people all over the world that have been touched by the song. I´ve also been approached by a lot of people who have a personal experience with negative voices it´s safe to say that the spreading of the message has surpassed all expectations. To hear people say that my music has helped them makes everything I do worth while and I want to continue to spread a positive message with my music. I believe that bullying and cyber bullying is a global issue and something that is growing to be a huge problem especially for the younger generation. Therefore I´m giving the dress that I wore on the stage at Eurovision to Speak UP. I hope the auction can help spread awareness about negativity and bullying and help Speak UP continue their fantastic work against bullying. I´m honored to be able to help!”, says Greta Salóme.
About “Speak UP!”:
Powered by information technologists with over 40 years experience in hardware and software solutions, Speak UP! is an international company that provides schools an opportunity to prevent the abuse and bullying that takes place on and off the internet.
When students anonymously report incidents through the web or phone app, they are not only helping the innocent victims of bullying and cyber-bullying but they are also empowering themselves by standing up for others and for themselves.
Source : Speak Up!