Event to mark White Ribbon campaign

Telford & Wrekin Council is holding an event on Friday to mark this year’s White Ribbon campaign, which aims to protect people from domestic abuse.

Event to mark White Ribbon campaign
White Ribbon Day is on Friday 25 November and is a symbolic campaign which demonstrates that domestic abuse is unacceptable.

It sees people – including those in high profile public positions – wearing a symbolic white ribbon to demonstrate that domestic abuse is not acceptable and should not be tolerated.

Friday’s invitation only event will see people writing their own pledge of support for the campaign on white T-shirts. They will then form the shape of a white ribbon for a photograph.

The event at Meeting Point House will also feature speeches from Andrew Mason, the chairman of Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board, Councillor Paul Watling, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Communities, and Chief Inspector Keith Gee of West Mercia Police.

Councillor Rae Evans, mayor of the borough of Telford and Wrekin, will also be in attendance at the event.

Councillor Watling said: “I am very proud that here in Telford we are a White Ribbon Town because that demonstrates our commitment to preventing domestic abuse.”

Andrew Mason added: “Preventing domestic abuse and supporting victims of it is a key priority for the Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board.”