December 6, 2023

Kilkenny people urged to ‘Go Purple’ in support of local domestic violence victims

Kilkenny residents have been urged to ‘Go Purple’ to show their support for domestic violence victims.

Community gardai in Kilkenny are backing the initiative to raise awarness of domestic violence, which has become a growing problem during lockdown.

A local Garda spokesperson said: “This Friday is your chance to highlight and celebrate the essential work that Domestic Abuse services are carrying out in our communities. Show your support by wearing purple, lighting up a building, dyeing your hair purple even making a purple cake. An Garda Síochána Kilkenny /Carlow are delighted to support this initiative.”

Kilkenny’s Amber Women’s Refuge thanked gardai for their help. A spokesperson said: “Fantastic – thank you for the support.”

Anyone who a victim of domestic violence, or knows of somebody, be it a friend, relative or neighbour, to contact their local Garda station, or in case of an emergency to call 112 or 999.

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