Posted: Mon 24th Nov 2014

White Ribbon Day 2014: Connah's Quay football club FC Nomads pledge support to campaign.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014

PEOPLE across Deeside are joinng forces this week to mark an international day aimed at ending violence against women. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

White Ribbon Day is held across the globe on November 25 and urges men to take a stand and pledge to speak out against domestic violence and abuse.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant, a prominent supporter of the campaign, urged individuals and community groups to get behind the White Ribbon cause, after he successfully recruited all Welsh local authorities to become corporate supporters of it. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This week, Carl met representatives from the Domestic Abuse Support Unit (DASU) in Deeside to hold a candle lighting ceremony outside his constituency office.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He also welcomed the news that the FC Nomads football team, based in Connah’s Quay, have added a white ribbon badge to their first team kit. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We lit candles outside the office in recognition of victims and survivors of domestic abuse, to show that the community is behind them. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“More and more people are standing up and speaking out against domestic violence, which will ultimately save lives across Wales and across the world. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I am also delighted to see FC Nomads getting behind the White Ribbon campaign – it’s always really encouraging to see groups of men joining the legions who have already pledged never to turn a blind eye to violence against women. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Here in Flintshire, our council was the first in Wales to vote to become White Ribbon corporate supporters and it makes me proud that we are leading the way in this important fight.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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