Students pledge to support White Ribbon Campaign

Students at Warrington Collegiate have pledged to do their utmost as part of a national campaign aimed at tackling domestic violence against women.

Motor Vehicle, Electrical and Public Services students are among those now walking around the Winwick Road campus proudly wearing the White Ribbon UK badge after being visited by one of the charity’s founder.

Chris Green spoke to students about the charity, which aims to educate young men about domestic violence so they can become part of the solution.

The talk, which coincided with White Ribbon Day in November, also featured guest speaker and former rugby league player Ikram Butt, who works with clubs across all sport to blow the whistle on domestic violence.

Senior Tutor Hannah Swift said: “We are really grateful to Chris Green and Ikram Butt from the White Ribbon Campaign for coming to speak to our students. It was great to see the students really engage with the campaign and pledge to wear their own white ribbon, as well as share the message with others.”