Leeds United show support for White Ribbon campaign..

In partnership with Leeds United, the Leeds United Foundation have shown their help and support to ‘White Ribbon Leeds’ by attending an awareness event in the city.

The White Ribbon campaign is a global initiative that aims to end domestic violence around the world and the City of Leeds has, since 2010, championed the campaign after gaining ‘White Ribbon’ status.

Leeds United and the club’s Foundation are working together to support the campaign, and have been on hand at an awareness event at a Leeds City Centre office building to help spread the word about the work the charity does to help end domestic violence.

On hand to support the event was Foundation Chief Executive Alan Scorfield and Education Manager Nigel Thewlis.

Part of the White Ribbon campaign see’s men and boys ‘pledge’ their support and allegiance to the campaign.

Nigel Thewlis, Education Manager at the Foundation, said: “It’s so important to raise awareness around a situation that can affect so many people and it is important to recognise how we can become role models for those younger than us to know and understand what is acceptable behaviour.

“I helped out at the awareness event and it was good to meet not only the volunteers but the people who attended. I am proud to help the Leeds United Foundation support the campaign for 2017.”

As well as meeting charity volunteers and members, the Foundation representatives took time to help raise awareness around the campaign by talking to office workers.

The awareness day has been held ahead of ‘16 days of action’ – part of the international campaign to stop violence and abuse against women and girls which runs each year between Saturday 25th November and Sunday 10th December.

The ‘White Ribbon Day’ takes place in Leeds on Saturday 25 November and will see a number of charity and awareness events take place across the city. For more information click here http://www.leeds.gov.uk/c/Pages/domesticviolence/white-ribbon.aspx