Men totter their way across town

Jonathan Rider and Adam Bennett
Jonathan Rider and Adam Bennett
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THEY tottered and they towered over shoppers - the men of Hebden Bridge have once more pulled on their heels to strut their stuff around the town.

Each year the White Ribbon campaign calls on men to titter and totter around the town’s cobbles to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Some went further and donned dresses and wigs to add a splash of glamour to the day organised by the Mytholmroyd-based charity.

Coun James Baker from Hebden Royd Council cut the ribbon and then heels clattering against the cobbles with cheering from onlookers.

The group of 12 brave men and boys tackled the streets of Hebden Bridge and the issue of domestic abuse by walking a mile in their heels.

Onlookers gave their support to the men and helped raise £600 for the campaign.

The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest global effort by men working to end male violence against women. The charity encourages men to take the pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent abut violence against women.

“It was so nice to see so many men of all ages supporting the White Ribbon Campaign, the event was a massive success and the men looked brilliant,” said Justine Pattison.

It comes ahead of international White Ribbon Day on November 25 when each year they urge men and boys to wear a ribbon for one or two weeks, starting on November 25, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women.

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