April 15, 2024

Denbighshire marks White Ribbon Day with Illumination of Two Landmarks


Two Denbighshire landmarks have been lit up in aid of ending violence against women.

The Rhyl Pavilion and Sky Tower were lit up in white earlier this week by Denbighshire Leisure Ltd in support of White Ribbon Day.

The landmarks were lit up for Denbighshire County Council’s campaign for White Ribbon Day on November 25, the international day for the eradication of violence against women, as part of the Council’s work to raise awareness of and to reduce domestic violence.

Jamie Groves, Managing Director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: “Supporting Denbighshire County Council in their work against domestic abuse is hugely important to us as a company. We were proud to light up our fantastic facilities for White Ribbon Day and to wholeheartedly provide our support for this life changing campaign.”

Cllr Mark Young, the Council’s lead member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, said: “Supporting White Ribbon Day was an important statement from the Council and Denbighshire Leisure Ltd to show our support for ending violence towards women.

“Ending domestic abuse is one of the Council’s priorities in our Corporate Plan and work is under way to raise awareness of domestic abuse with staff and service users; providing training and development for staff to recognise the signs of domestic abuse and support for children affected by domestic abuse.”

White Ribbon Day works to raise awareness of violence against women, encouraging men to support women’s groups and raise awareness in schools and workplaces, of violence against women.

The Council is developing a county-wide approach to reducing domestic abuse against women and men as part of its Corporate Plan as well as supporting the North Wales strategy to tackle all aspects of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.