TWO Denbighshire landmarks will be lit up in aid of ending violence against women.

Denbighshire County Council is supporting White Ribbon Day, the international day for the eradication of violence against women, by lighting the Rhyl Pavilion and Rhyl Sky Tower in white.

Denbighshire Leisure Ltd is lighting up its buildings for Denbighshire County Council.

Jamie Groves, Managing Director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: “Supporting Denbighshire County Council in their work against domestic abuse is hugely important to us as a company.  We are proud to light up our fantastic facilities for White Ribbon Day and to wholeheartedly provide our support for this life changing campaign.”

White Ribbon Day is held on Wednesday, November 25, and the landmarks will be lit up as part of the Council’s work to raise awareness of and to reduce domestic violence.

Cllr Mark Young, the Council’s lead member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, said: “Ending domestic abuse is one of the Council’s priorities in our Corporate Plan and as such we are supporting White Ribbon Day by lighting these Denbighshire landmarks to raise awareness.

“Denbighshire is proud to support the wearing of the white ribbon, which stands for never taking part in, condoning or staying silent about violence against women.

“On White Ribbon Day, men are encouraged to wear the white ribbon to support and highlight that pledge.”

White Ribbon Day works to raise awareness of violence against women, encourage men to support women’s groups and raise awareness in schools and workplaces, of violence against women.

The Council is developing a county-wide approach to reducing domestic abuse against women and men as part of its Corporate Plan as well as supporting the North Wales strategy to tackle all aspects of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Cllr Young added: “Work is now under way to raise awareness of domestic abuse with staff and service users; providing training and development for staff to recognise the signs of domestic abuse and support for children affected by domestic abuse. This project is expected to span the next two years and aims to contribute to the reduction of domestic abuse across the county.”