A special tree planting ceremony took place in South Tyneside to acknowledge victims of domestic violence.
The event was held on 25th November in Cornthwaite Park, in Whitburn Village, to mark International White Ribbon Day – an annual campaign urging people to pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence against women.
Among those to attend the tree planting event were representatives from the Council’s Community Safety and Tree teams, Northumbria Police, Options – a local support group for victims of domestic violence – as well as others working to provide help and guidance to victims.
“This tree is a lasting legacy to acknowledge victims everywhere and remind them that they do not have to suffer in silence any longer.
There are a number of agencies doing valuable work to provide victims, and perpetrators, with the help and support they need”. – COUNCILLOR TRACEY DIXON
The tree planting was just one of a number of events taking place during the week to mark White Ribbon Day (November 25) in South Tyneside.
Events include an awareness raising march through South Shields Town Centre, a pamper day for domestic violence victims, a fundraising coffee morning, talks among young people and mini briefings for professionals and businesses.
For further information about the range of services available to support domestic violence victims, click here