News from Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Lynda joins war on abuse

THE nation’s favourite Oxo Mum, Lynda Bellingham, is backing a campaign to tackle domestic abuse in Worcestershire.

Television star Lynda Bellingham
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER: Television star Lynda Bellingham says these hands are not for hurting

International campaign the 16 Days of Action– which is supported locally by the Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic Abuse and your Worcester News – runs until Monday, December 10.

White Ribbon Campaign logo
Miss Bellingham was in a violent relationship and suffered physical and mental abuse. She has been a champion of raising awareness of the issue. She said: “It’s vitally important that those who are in abusive relationships realise that they can break free from its constraints.” Miss Bellingham has added her hand prints to a mural entitled These Hands Are Not For Hurting.

Martin Lakeman, strategic coordinator for The Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic Abuse thanked Miss Bellingham for her support.

Today, Worcester Community Safety Partnership will be handing out white ribbons – the symbol of the fight against domestic abuse – alongside a candlelit vigil outside the Guildhall, Worcester, between 4.30pm and 6pm.