In a very moving interview on the Late Late Show, Colette and Anthony Wolfe spoke to Ryan Tubridy about the passing of their daughter, Leanne to suicide 10 years ago.

They spoke about the bullying she was subjected to and had a message for the bullies, along with a message of hope to the public.

Finding out the news - Away from home
Both Colette and Anthony were away on holidays at the time.

"It was just after midnight" Anthony explained, when their son rang them from home. "'Dad, Leanne is gone' he said. I said 'Gone where?'..."

"You can imagine waking up and getting this phone call. You know, is this a dream?"

Colette said on hearing the news that Leanne had died she felt a fear that she 'never felt before', and knew that her family's life had change instantly.

"I started screaming because I still had two children at home...", Colette said.

She then spoke to her son Anthony on the phone and realised there was a lot of confusion at the house with so many people there. She could hear her daughter Triona crying in the background.

"These are our children, and we should be there with them" she told Ryan.

Colette told her son to clear everyone from Leanne's room where she was and to put the phone to her ear. Colette then said to her:

"Mammy's on the way. I love you. We're coming home. All is going to be well. We're going to be OK."

A powerful message to bullies
Through reading Leanne's diaries, her family learned of the harsh cruelty of bullies in Leanne's life. They had a very powerful message to anyone who bullies:

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"Nobody goes out deliberately to hurt people, I don't think", Colette said. 

"I think if they could realise, after all these...Leanne took her life. Leanne is not the only one that took her life from bullying. It's actually very sad."

"But it goes on a lot. And I think for a bully, Leanne wrote something when she was 15, and I thought it was very deep" Colette said.

"Think of what you say to someone. It can leave a lasting affect."

"We're on this road, on this life for a very short journey. You know, be nice to each other. Even if you don't agree with what they are, when you're teenagers. It doesn't have to go to texting, name calling. These are people with feelings."

The interview continued with an outpouring of support from the public throughout:

You can watch the full interview of Colette and Anthony Wolfe with Ryan Tubridy below:

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The Diary of Leanne Wolfe is a Radio 1 Documentary. First broadcast in 2008, the programme features readings from Leanne's diaries and an interview with her parents, Collette and Anthony Wolfe. Listen to the documentary in full here.