Rugby team sign up for White Ribbon campaign

Carrick Academy and other parties show their support for the white ribbon campaign.
Carrick Academy and other parties show their support for the white ribbon campaign.

Carrick Academy’s rugby teams have shown their support for this years White Ribbon campaign.

The campaign which has been running since November 25 aims to change male attitudes towards domestic violence.

The senior boys team and girls team got behind the initiative with the help of campus cop Willie Porter, police liaison officer Joanne Logan, chair of the Multi Agency Partnership (MAP) Councillor Ann Galbraith, councillors William Grant and Alec Oattes and other supporters.

The 16 days of action uses a range of techniques to highlight the issue with posters being displayed in licensed venues in South Ayrshire as well as bus and train stations and at Ayrshire College’s Ayr Campus.

Councillor Galbraith said: “We chose to launch the campaign at one of our schools to bring home the seriousness of domestic violence which can affect young people as well as adults.

“Violence against women and children will always be unacceptable and we are determined to tackle the issue head on.”