Wear purple to school, college or work any day in October and raise funds for local women and children in refuges.
Why is it important
Domestic abuse remains at epidemic levels, with two women a week killed by a former or current partner. Domestic violence happens in every community and affects people of all ages. While most victims are women and girls, domestic violence affects men and boys too. The impacts of domestic violence affect individuals, families, communities, and society as a whole. But prevention is possible.
How your fundraising will help
Black Country Women’s Aid supported over 8,000 women, children and men last year who had experienced abuse and violence. Refuges offers a safe place to stay, advocates and counsellors help people to get back on their feet, cope with trauma and look towards a safer future.
How to take part
1. Just decide on a day in October when you will Go Purple
2. Each person/pupil pays £1 and wears a purple item to school, college or work or you can paints your nails purple, bake and sell purple cupcakes and for the more daring spray your beard, hair or moustache purple.
3. Let Black Country Women’s Aid know, by registering on their website, by contacting Debbie Slater, BCWA’s fundraiser on 0121 553 0090, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. You will sent a fundraising pack for ideas and shown how money raised is spent.
5. Take photos of your Purple Day and BCWA will share them on its Facebook Page and Twitter Feed. There is a prize for the most interesting Purple picture.
6. Have fun !
Black Country Women’s Aid invite you to encourage friends, family members, colleagues and community members to show their support by Going Purple too.