Your business can help students to stop violence against women

Published: Tuesday 20th October 2015 by Rich Sutherland

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A special charity event for students and staff is being held at Hull University Union on Tuesday 24th November. Taking place in Asylum Nightclub on the university’s campus, attendees will raise funds for two crucial charities that enable women to lead safe and healthy lives.

VP of Welfare and CommunityAshleigh Davies (pictured) said: “Abuse against women can take many forms, including aggression, physical violence, emotional attacks, unwanted sexual advances and controlling behaviour. Hull University Union is dedicated to helping women to receive the support they need to escape threatening circumstances.”

The event will be hosted by special guests and include a raffle, aiming to increase awareness and encourage students to get involved in this essential cause. Proceeds go to the White Ribbon Campaign UK, which launched in 2014, and the Preston Road Women’s Centre.

“We’re appealing to local businesses to donate prizes to our raffle,” said Ashleigh. “From products and gift sets to tickets and vouchers, everything is greatly appreciated and makes a huge difference.”

The White Ribbon Campaign UK is composed of men working to end violence against women, pledging to never condone, never ignore, and always stand up for what’s right. Each year, the campaign urges men and boys to wear a ribbon for one or two weeks, starting on 25th November, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women. The other charity is Preston Road Women’s Centre, a local organisation providing information, support and advice to women in Hull. It is a multipurpose facility run by women for women, offering a wide range of services and a safe environment, all within the Purple House on at the corner of College Grove.

Ashleigh said: “Everyone needs to recognise that violence against women is a very real problem across society. With the help of local companies, this event will inform, engage and fuel real change.”

Anyone wishing to donate a prize is asked to contact Ashleigh Davies directly: 01482 466259 // ashleigh.davies@hull.ac.uk

Published: Tuesday 20th October 2015 by Rich Sutherland

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