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Colourful message worked

Friday, 3rd July, 2015

(Front left) Bonnie Aeschlimann getting some sample bags from the Purple Ribbon Day stall and volunteers, (left) Jenny Sutton, Greg Pearce, Pam Clarke and Carrie Oakley. (Front left) Bonnie Aeschlimann getting some sample bags from the Purple Ribbon Day stall and volunteers, (left) Jenny Sutton, Greg Pearce, Pam Clarke and Carrie Oakley.

A day to raise awareness of child sexual assault and domestic violence was a success, according to local organisers.

The Broken Hill Domestic Violence Committee held a stall at Westside Plaza for Purple Ribbon Day yesterday.

President of the committee Eleanor Blows said a day is held for it every July.

“It is an awareness day that is held all over Australia,” Mrs Blows said.

“It has received a big response. We’ve had a lot of people coming up making inquiries and collecting information and sample bags.

“All of which were donated.”

Mrs Blows said the event was also well-supported by local volunteers.

The display of purple ribbons throughout the community conveys the powerful message that there is no place for domestic violence, including child sexual assault.

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