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Chorley Football Club and Chorley Council came together this week in an effort to fight against domestic violence.

Chorley Council were recently granted white ribbon status following recognition of its wider ranging and effective action against domestic abuse. The White Ribbon Campaign is an international movement of men taking a stand against violence against women.

Men who support the campaign wear a white ribbon as a symbol that they oppose violence against women. Chorley councillor Paul Walmsley said: “We have been working extremely hard to take effective action against domestic abuse so it is wonderful to have been awarded with White Ribbon Status. We have formed a strong relationship with Chorley FC who have helped us in promoting a positive culture amongst fans and players about what White Ribbon really stands for.”

"Over the next two years we aim to work harder to raise awareness to support victims and for more people to support the campaign. As well as raising awareness for the White Ribbon campaign we also aim to acknowledge all types of domestic abuse whatever gender to take a stance against it and support those affected.”

White Ribbon accreditation is recognition of the amount of proactive work which is being undertaken across the borough. Chorley Council has several events coming up which aim to raise awareness of the White Ribbon campaign by asking people to sign the pledge against domestic abuse. White Ribbon day falls on Saturday 25 November and will be marked by a Market Stall on Chorley’s Tuesday Markets on Tuesday 28 November. Both Victim Service and Clare House will be with Chorley Council encouraging members of the public to sign the pledge and raise awareness of domestic abuse.

On Saturday 9 December Chorley Council will be working with the Magpies at Victory Park to encourage men to sign the pledge against domestic abuse. If you would like to sign the pledge online visit: www.whiteribbon.co.uk.

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