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White Ribbon relay helps fight domestic violence
16 Nov 2015

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White Ribbon relay helps fight domestic violence
16th November 2015

Already the White Ribbon relay event has become a firm favourite on the calendar for many New Plymouth people.

As the organisers, the team at Taranaki Safe Families Trust, your local family violence collaborative is extremely grateful for the generous support we get from our sponsors,  More FM and many other businesses.  Without them our job in pulling this altogether would be so much harder.

As most of you will know, the White Ribbon relay is our annual event held in New Plymouth where businesses make up teams of four to compete in a fun relay. We'd also love as many people as possible to  come and watch the fun relay and support the cause of stopping violence against women.So keep lunchtime free on Friday,  November 27, from noon and 1pm  on Devon Street,  between Brougham and Currie Streets. Teams to report to the organiser at Huatoki Plaza at 11.30am.

While the relay is the focus for many, it is important to remember that it is only one event of several  promotions that we run to try to make the community aware of the campaign, and better still, be motivated to act if they become aware of any domestic violence.

Other activities and promotions include:

* We will also be having: the annual White Ribbon Pledge in the Taranaki  Daily News. (More information on the Pledge can be found here: http://whiteribbon.org.nz/act/the-pledge/)

* Art work will be on display by Inglewood High students. These art works were created by students throughout the year, and they represent how youth view family violence. They will be on display in the Len Lye centre and   Govett Brewster Art Gallery, as well as the foyer of the Taranaki  Base Hospital, the library at Puke Ariki, and the New Plymouth  District Court entrance

* By the time you read this, you will hopefully  have noticed the White Ribbons on the front grill of New Plymouth taxis.  We are grateful to them for their support in attempting to create a violence-free Taranaki.

So please, help us to do exactly that and enter a four-person team from your workplace or organisation. It's a fun day with lots of prizes.