Our 24hr helpline is 1800 46 46 46
Quick Exit

Community in Meath invited to Go Purple on 3rd May

April 19, 2024

Today marks the launch of Go Purple Day, which is taking place on Friday 3rd May2024. Go Purple Day is the national Domestic Violence awareness campaign which consolidates community partnerships between Domestic Violence Services and An Garda Síochána. The national campaign was started by Garda Stacey Looby when she was stationed in Navan Garda Station back in 2020 and has grown huge momentum and support over the past four years. 

Speaking ahead of the launch in Navan, Sinead Smith, CEO, Meath Women’s Refuge & Support services said:

“Go Purple Day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of domestic violence and supports that are available. Women experiencing abuse may have feelings of being trapped, being afraid in their own home and that they are alone, not knowing where to get help. Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Service are always here to listen and support women and concerned family members. So please know you are not alone and our 24 hour Freefone helpline1800 464646 is always open. We now also have a new Webchat service on our website where women can contact a trained staff member for one-to-one support.”

On Go Purple Day, members of the public are invited to wear purple, host a coffee morning or fundraising event for your local refuge and share a message of support on social media.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.dvservicesmeath.ie 

Sign up for our Newsletter

First Name
Second Name
Email Address
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.