Go through a purple patch this February for WHAG

Date published: 02 February 2024

From 10 February until 16 February, local domestic abuse charity WHAG – formerly Women’s Housing Action Group – will be running its annual Purple Patch campaign, promoting healthy and positive relationships in all environments.

A ‘purple patch’ refers to a period of time when someone is successful and doing well. The campaign is for all age groups in places like work or schools, as well as raising awareness of domestic abuse, which will affect as many as one in four women, and one in six men.

WHAG has also created interactive worksheets and slideshows with UP, to teach children and adults about healthy and positive relationships during the Purple Patch campaign. UP is a community interest company set up to work with adults and young people providing support around creating and sustaining successful positive relationships. All profits from UP are put back into WHAG.

Your Purple Patch

There are a range of ways for your organisation to get involved: you could ask your team to wear something purple for a day with a suggested £1 donation per person, hold a purple-themed food virtual event, try something new, talk about positive relationships at work or home, fundraise or display the campaign posters, or come up with your own ideas.

You can download campaign materials from WHAG; don’t forget to tag the WHAG social media pages and use the hashtag #PURPLEPATCH

To sign up to take part, please visit: https://uk.surveymonkey.com/r/3W9PFSJ

Do you have a story for us?

Let us know by emailing news@rochdaleonline.co.uk
All contact will be treated in confidence.

To contact the Rochdale Online news desk, email news@rochdaleonline.co.uk or visit our news submission page.

To get the latest news on your desktop or mobile, follow Rochdale Online on Twitter and Facebook.

While you are here...

...we have a small favour to ask; would you support Rochdale Online and join other residents making a contribution, from just £3 per month?

Rochdale Online offers completely independent local journalism with free access. If you enjoy the independent news and other free services we offer (event listings and free community websites for example), please consider supporting us financially and help Rochdale Online to continue to provide local engaging content for years to come. Thank you.

Support Rochdale Online