Newport County AFC support White Ribbon Day

Newport County AFC are proud to be supporting White Ribbon Day at this evening's Sky Bet League Two fixture against Walsall.

The Exiles will show their support for the day by wearing White Ribbon t-shirts to make a stand against domestic abuse, and a banner will also be on display in the Bisley Stand.

White Ribbon Day, held on Wednesday 25th November 2020, is an annual event that marks the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and aims to raise awareness and work towards ending male violence towards women.

In 2018, 149 women were killed by men in the UK. More than half were killed by a former spouse or partner, and almost all of them were committed by a man known to the victim.

A one-mile community walk usually takes place in Gwent to mark White Ribbon Day. However, due to Covid-19, the walk this year is being replaced by the #149Challenge and is open to everyone.

The #149Challenge is being organised by Gwent Regional VAWDASV Partnership Board, which is a multi-agency collaboration that works across Gwent to prevent violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence. It is being supported in the #149Challenge by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and Gwent Police.

The #149Challenge could be something you do alone, with a few people from your household, or as part of a group relay. Make sure your challenge takes place in-line with social distancing rules. For example, you could:

  • Walk or run for 149 minutes.
  • Climb 149 stairs.
  • Cycle 149 kilometres.
  • Get a sweat on with circuits comprising of 149 seconds of each exercise, star jumps, burpees, planks.

If sport isn't your thing, why not use your imagination? You could bake 149 cakes between your group or organisation, try and stay silent for 149 minutes, or write a poem 149 words in length. The challenge can either take place on 25th November or anytime during the 16 days of action which ends on 10 December.

The Live Fear Free 24/7 helpline is available for anyone affected by abuse and supports victims, survivors and those close to them. Call 0808 8010 800 or text 07860 077333.