Fearless and Salisbury Soroptimists are inviting residents to join hands and create a ring around the Market Square on Wednesday 8th March at 1pm, in celebration of International Women’s Day.
This year’s theme is all about embracing equity and everyone is welcome, any age, any gender. You are encouraged to wear something purple which is used as a symbol of the movement against domestic abuse, and/or orange, which is the colour of the UN’s campaign to end violence against women – Orange the World – which is promoted every year by Soroptimists International.
FearLess in Wiltshire brings together services for victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence and their families, providing a full range of services with a single, easy to use access point: https://www.fear-less.org.uk/refer/wiltshire/
Jessica Gay, head of fundraising at FearLess said: “Every year FearLess supports over 3,500 adults and children across Wiltshire who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Last year, we saw an unprecedented 14,000 referrals across all of our south west services. Despite affecting so many people, with often lifelong impacts, including PTSD and depression, abuse is still such a taboo topic.
“This International Women’s Day, 8th March, we wanted to do something special to celebrate the day and raise awareness of how domestic abuse impacts women and girls of all ages.
“We are working with the fabulous ladies at Salisbury Soroptimists and encouraging every local resident and business to join us in Salisbury Market Square at 1pm to link hands and fill the square to raise awareness of and celebrate International Women’s Day.
“Anyone is welcome to join. We hope with your support we can fill the entire square and make this a day to remember.”
“We will meet at 1pm in the square ready to assemble the ring of people. We envisage the ring will be held for half an hour from 1:15 to 1:45pm. The event will be finished by 2pm.
“There will be information about FearLess and their work within the city, and an opportunity to learn about Salisbury Soroptimists. This event is organised by Fearless and supported by Salisbury Soroptimists.
“If you are not able to attend the Market Square event, consider holding a coffee morning at home or in your workplace to raise awareness of people experiencing abuse and much needed funds for Fearless. Details and fundraising packs can be found at https://www.fear-less.org.uk/support-us/events/international-womens-day-coffee-morning-in-aid-of-fearless/.