Wrexham’s Guildhall to be illuminated tonight in support of White Ribbon Day
Wrexham’s Guildhall is set to be illuminated tonight to mark the start of 16 days of activity to raise awareness of the need to end male violence against women.
As part of White Ribbon Day the balcony of the council building will be lit up white from 7pm this evening (Thursday 25 November).
This week deputy mayor of Wrexham, councillor Brian Cameron joined together with men and women across Wales to show his support to the campaign.
He took charge of the official White Ribbon Flag, which will be flown over the Guildhall for 16 days to show support for White Ribbon Day.
Cllr Cameron said: “Since the shocking murder of Sarah Everard earlier in the year there’s been a lot of men making a stand against violence against women and I’m proud to be joining them.
“I’ll be wearing the white ribbon throughout the campaign, especially when undertaking my duties and I won’t hesitate to encourage everyone I meet to make the promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.”
“Please join me for the next few weeks in wearing the White Ribbon and take action to ensure that #AllMenCan play a part to ending violence against women.”
Members of the public are invited to attend the Light Up Vigil from 7pm tonight at Llwyn Isaf as part of the campaign and in memory of Sarah Everard who was kidnapped and murdered whilst walking home in South London earlier this year.
People are encouraged to wear a white ribbon and use the lights on their mobile phone or a torch to show support to end violence against women and domestic abuse, for good.
The event is expected to last between 40 and 60 minutes and will include the reading of a poem “You Hurt Me” by abuse survivor Kerry Mellor.
Live Fear Free; the All Wales Domestic & Sexual Abuse Helpline, aided by the Welsh Government provides a 24/7 Helpline which provides support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, concerned friends and family and professionals who are looking for information and signposting.
They can offer free help and advice to:
- Anyone experiencing domestic abuse
- Anyone who knows someone who needs help. For example, a friend, family member or colleague
- Practitioners seeking professional advice
All conversations with Live Fear Free are confidential and are taken by staff who are highly experienced and fully trained. For more information about Live Fear Free and their contact details, head over to their website.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse where a crime has taken place, you can contact North Wales Police through their webchat facility on their website.
In an emergency, always dial 999. This number is a 24 hour service and you should only use it in situations where there is: danger to life, use, or immediate threat of use, of violence. If you wish to speak to someone outside of the police for general advice, please contact Live Fear Free on 080880 10 800.
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