Representatives of COPE Galway staff and An Garda Síochána recently planted a tree at Modh Eile House ahead of this year’s Go Purple Day.
Located on the grounds of COPE Galway’s Domestic Abuse Service, this tree is meant to serve as a symbol of their commitment to work together in supporting and protecting women and children across Galway City and County.
This Friday, April 28 is Go Purple Day, a Garda-led initiative with local domestic abuse services nationwide.
The nationwide event helps to raise awareness of supports and services available to people who experience domestic abuse and to reduce the stigma for those who require this support.
Galway Cope is encouraging people to “Go Purple your way! Wear purple, bake purple, decorate, or light up your home, business, school or other meeting space in purple.”
“Take and share your photos, use the #GoPurpleDay hashtag and tag @copegalway in your social media posts.”
“Together we can make Galway a community where no one lives in fear of facing abuse in their home.”
Visit www.copegalway.ie/gopurple to find out how you can get involved. #GoPurpleDay #GoPurple.