Durham Police and Crime Commissioner walks in women’s shoes in a bid tackle Domestic Abuse
Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg put on heels at the weekend and joined Darlington Council Leader Bill Dixon, the Bishop of Jarrow, Mark Bryant, and the town’s Deputy Mayor Gerald Lee on a sponsored walk on Saturday 13 July.
The walk was organised by the Darlington Housing Action Group to raise awareness of the White Ribbon campaign, which is an initiative that seeks to prevent violence against women and girls.
Mr Hogg took part in the walk to show his support for the campaign and for Darlington Borough Council who have applied for White Ribbon Status, which would highlight the town as one which strives to prevent domestic violence.
Mr Hogg said:
‘One of my personal priorities is to reduce the impact of domestic abuse, particularly violence against women and girls. I fully support the work of the White Ribbon Campaign and I think what they do is fantastic.
The walk that I took part in at the weekend was a brilliant way to show that we really are working together to do something positive. I wish Darlington Borough Council every success in gaining White Ribbon status as it will increase awareness of domestic violence and make the area a safer place for many women’
Posted on Monday 15th July 2013