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Join the White Ribbon Torch Walk in Ham

12 January 2023

A Torch Walk and ‘walk and talk’ with the Met Police are taking place in Ham to raise awareness of violence against women and improve safety for female residents.

We are organising a White Ribbon Walk in Ham to help prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) occurring in the borough. The walk will start at Ham Parade and end at St Richards Square on Ashburnham Road with speeches. It will be led by the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames.

As a White Ribbon accredited organisation, we are committed to preventing violence against women and making the borough a safe place for everyone. In line with this and as outlined in our VAWG Strategy, we are working with community groups and our residents to unite against the issue.

Everyone can join the short walk by turning up on the day. Participants are encouraged to bring an electric torch or use their phone light to demonstrate the borough’s solidarity with victims and our collective determination to eliminate the issue.

Event details:

  • Date: Saturday 4 February
  • Time: 1pm
  • Location: Starting point outside Sainsbury’s on Ham Parade, Richmond Road, KT2 5PU

This is the first of the Torch Walks that will be taking across Richmond upon Thames this year. White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, especially men and boys, to act and change the culture that leads to abuse.

The Met Police are also providing a ‘walk and talk’ session to offer support and advice for women in Ham. Female residents can join the female officers who will be patrolling around Ham Common Pond to discuss any concerns they have in regards to their wellbeing and safety. It is an opportunity for women who are feeling vulnerable to platform their personal and general concerns on how the police may be able to improve safety in the area and make the borough welcoming to everyone.

Event details:

  • Date: Wednesday 18 January
  • Time: From 12.30pm
  • Location: Ham Common Pond, Richmond, TW10 5HA

Learn more about the White Ribbon campaign.

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Updated: 12 January 2023

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