Congleton Town Council’s White Ribbon group will be in the town centre this Saturday from 10am – 2pm hosting a stall as part of the Council’s work to eradicate violence and abuse from Congleton.
The group had originally intended to be at the Makers Market at the end of November to spread the important messages about not committing, excusing or remaining silent about abuse and violence, and also where to go to help those you may know or suspect could do with support on this issue.
Sadly, the festive season is often a time when domestic abuse and violence can escalate. Congleton currently has an average of one incident of domestic abuse reported per day, and two cases a week of sexual violence.
Earlier this year Congleton Town Council was awarded White Ribbon Accreditation for the work it is doing to stamp out violence. Although the White Ribbon charity is about stopping violence against women and girls, the Town Council is keen to eradicate all violence and abuse and has helped to secure funding for Domestic Abuse clinics in Congleton led by My Cheshire Without Abuse and Congleton Police where anyone can get advice.
Chair of the White Ribbon Working Group, Cllr Robert Hemsley said: “Unfortunately, domestic violence is still real and prevalent across communities. By raising the profile, we hope to get more people talking about the issues and enable more people to realise that there is help out there – both for the victim and perpetrator.”
For more information please visit the stall in Congleton’s pedestrian area this Saturday, or call 0300 123 5101 (Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Helpline) which is staffed around the clock seven days a week for help and advice.