WHAG Purple Patch campaign aims to promote healthy relationships and raise awareness of domestic abuse

Date published: 21 January 2020

WHAG will be running its first Purple Patch campaign to promote healthy relationships from 27 January.

Founded by Rose Summer in 1981, WHAG – formerly Women’s Housing Action Group – aims to provide affordable housing to homeless women aged 16-65, and runs domestic abuse services across Rochdale, Bury, Cheshire West and Chester.

The organisation celebrated the launch of their new head office on Drake Street in November 2019.

From 27 January – 2 February, WHAG will be running its first annual Purple Patch campaign, promoting healthy relationships for all age groups within all environments, such as workplaces and schools, as well as raising awareness of domestic abuse.

As many as one in four women, and one in six men, will suffer domestic abuse at some time in their lives.

If you decide to get involved with the Purple Patch campaign, you could ask your team to wear something purple for a day with a suggested £1 donation per person, hold a purple-themed food event, try something new, talk about positive relationships at work or home, or come up with your own ideas.

Become involved

If you would like to get involved and support vulnerable people affected by domestic abuse, those who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness, please email whag@whag.info for more information about the campaign.

Help available

Domestic violence or abuse is defined as controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence. Domestic violence can happen against anyone, and anybody can be an abuser.

You do not have to wait for an emergency situation to find help.

For more information about accessing help if you are a victim of domestic violence, please visit:

In an emergency, if your safety or your children’s safety is threatened, always dial 999.

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