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Special event will focus on domestic violence
4:36pm Monday 11th February 2013 in News
A torchlight walk highlighting a national campaign to end domestic violence takes place around Holme Wood Estate.
The walk is part of the international 1BillionRising campaign on Valentine’s Day where one billion women are encouraged to walk out, dance and demand an end to domestic violence.
Bradford’s event has been organised by a partnership of agencies in the city and will include a talk at Tong School in Tong Street from 5pm by Richard McCann, whose mother Wilma was the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe’s first victim.
The event runs until 7.30pm with walkers strolling around the estate with 100 tealights and torches before arriving at Holme Church for refreshments.
“It’s about bringing light into darkness,” said Liz Robinson, project co-ordinator with the Step 2 young peoples’ health project who are involved in the event.
“Hopefully it is giving people the strength to speak out.”
To find out more about the event visit onebillionrising.org/pages/about-one-billion-rising or call (01274) 683118.