Palace to support Croydon’s White Ribbon campaign

 

Crystal Palace FC Foundation is backing Croydon’s work to change attitudes to domestic violence and sexual abuse, and reduce offences.

The White Ribbon campaign has a clear message – domestic violence and sexual abuse in Croydon should not be tolerated.

It aims to get the community (especially men and boys) to engage in condemning violence against women and girls, and promoting a change of attitude.

It also aims to increase awareness of the issue and provide services aimed at reducing incidents.

Foundation head Donald Ford said: “We are happy to support this work which will benefit our immediate and surrounding communities.

“Our plans include getting anti-domestic abuse and sexual violence messages rolled out through joint education programmes run by the council and CPFC Foundation.

“We will also publicise the campaign in match-day programmes and invite key campaign promoters to attend a game and share this work with supporters at half time.

Cllr-Newman

“We welcome the foundation’s support of this campaign. It adds strength to our stand that domestic abuse and sexual violence will not be tolerated in Croydon, and we will continue to work to get this message to as many people as possible.”

Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council

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