It was music to the ears of anti-domestic violence supporters when a nationally-renowned live performance venue signed up to a national campaign.
The Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Holmes Street, has become the first venue to sign up as a White Ribbon Campaign live music venue.
The overall aims of the music venues project is to get many high profile venues to sign up to the aims of the Mytholmroyd-based White Ribbon Campaign and promote safety through awareness raising and implementation of safety procedures.
White Ribbon director Chris Green said this would start in the Calder Valley and spread across Yorkshire and hopefully develop a national profile at music venues and festivals for the campaign’s aims
Mr Green said: “The Trades is on our doorstep and has an ethic at its heart which is very much compatible with our aims.”
Liz Kirby, vice president of the Trades Club, said: “We have a long tradition of equality at the club and are proud to be a safe place for everyone, female or male, gay or straight, black or white to come together in music and party.”
To become a White Ribbon venue, establishments need to create a plan of action for increasing safety, especially for women, in and around their premises.
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