Accrington Stanley players and management team were among the first to sign a huge White Ribbon recently to start 16 days of action from 25 November to stop violence against women and girls.

Councillors including Mayor Cllr Mohammad Ayub, joined the Stanley players and management team to start the White Ribbon Campaign, which is the largest global effort of men working to end male violence against women. Supporters of the campaign are asked to pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms.

All Lancashire district councils, unitary authorities, Lancashire Constabulary and East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group have marked their commitment to ending violence against women and girls in a drive to educate and raise awareness of violence against women, and to engage men in the debate around the issue.

Mayor, Cllr Mohammad Ayub, said; “We are proud to support the White Ribbon Campaign which demonstrates our resolve to do all we can to raise awareness about domestic abuse, whilst supporting services to help victims.”

Stanley MD David Burgess said: “We are proud to be part of the White Ribbon Campaign  and to be part of a community pledging to end violence against women.”

Debbie Fawcett, CEO of Hyndburn & Ribble Valley Against Violence, said; “HARV welcome this campaign and are proud to provide services across Hyndburn and continue to work in partnership with Hyndburn Council.”

Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson added; “The White Ribbon is now on display in Accrington Library and everyone is invited to add their signature to the campaign, so please sign up and show your support.”

 To sign up to the White Ribbon Campaign visit www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk

White Ribbon

Accrington Stanley’s management team and playing squad along with local Councillors sign the large promotion ribbon to mark the start of the White Ribbon campaign