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Clarets show support for White Ribbon campaign

10 December 2015

The Clarets squad have shown their support for the international White Ribbon campaign against gender violence for the second year running.

Skipper Tom Heaton and several of his teammates got together at the club’s Gawthorpe training ground to wear white ribbons and fly the White Ribbon flag.

And they hope other men will follow their lead and pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

Burnley is a White Ribbon Town, and various organisations, including Burnley Football Club, have pledged their support for the annual campaign which serves to highlight domestic violence as an issue.

Louise Howorth, domestic violence co-ordinator, said: “A wide range of partners are working all year round to tackle the serious issue of domestic violence across our borough.

“It’s really great that Burnley Football Club has lent its support to the campaign. The players are great role models and their message will get across to a lot of their supporters.”

Money raised from donations for the white ribbons will go towards helping local women and children escaping domestic abuse.

Neil Hart, CEO of Burnley FC in the Community added; “We are proud to pledge our support to this campaign. We hope that in flying the White Ribbon flag, we can help to highlight the issue to our supporters and,
in turn, raise awareness for this important initiative against domestic violence.”

If you feel unsafe in your own home, if your partner or other family member is violent or abusive to you, then there is help available. 

You can get confidential advice and support from an experienced support worker at Burnley SafeNet Domestic Abuse Helpline and Outreach Service.  Tel: 07866 510 728

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