Our refuge team based in Halton held an event to commemorate White Ribbon Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on 1st December 2016, with activities for all the family.
Changing Lives’ Halton team organised a successful White Ribbon Event on 1st December 2016, which was attended by local councillors, organisations, and the community.
The event was to mark White Ribbon Day, which is held on the 25th November each year and raises awareness of violence against women and raises money to help survivors of domestic violence and abuse. The Changing Lives team had organised arts and crafts for children, hair and beauty sessions put on by students from the nearby college and t-shirt designing.
The Leader of Halton Borough Council, Cllr Rob Polhill, attended on the day (pictured with project manager Jacki Murphy above). It was really encouraging to welcome Cllr Polhill and for him to support the event, and in turn, the survivors of domestic violence that we support.
We were also honoured to welcome four elected members to the event: a huge thank you to Cllr Marie Wright, Cllr June Roberts, Cllr Margaret Horabin and Cllr Eddie Jones for attending and showing their support.
Attendees enjoyed hair and beauty sessions from Riverside College, and arts and crafts activities. The Changing Lives team organised a t-shirt designing workshop which displayed motivational messages. Local organisation LHT came along to show their support and designed a t-shirt too.
Thank you to all that attended on the day.