Sports stars unite to for International Women’s Day

Written by: Helen McKay

March 6, 2015 - 4:05 pm
Categories: Communication , Community , Community Safety , Local Government , Media

International Women’s Day (8 March) recognises and celebrates the role and contribution of women in communities everywhere. It also raises awareness of important issues affecting women across the planet, including inequality and violence.

At Lambeth Communications, we have been working with Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland councils, to tackle domestic and sexual violence.

Our campaign, How Many Times, reminds people that help and support is available and the role everybody can play in tackling it.

As victims of domestic and sexual violence are more often women than men we chose International Women’s Day to make a statement.

To coincide with this important date, players from Leicestershire’s top sports clubs teamed up at Leicestershire County Cricket ground to show their support for the campaign.

Leicester City FC’s Andrej Kramaric, Leicester Tigers RFC’s Ed Milne, and Leicestershire County Cricketer Ollie Freckingham, were joined by basketball players Rheanne Bailey and Georgia Jones from Leicester Riders, women’s cricket captain Emily Marriott and young rugby and cricket stars.

As role models for many people young and old who admire, respect and look to emulate their heroes, this unity and support across sport sends out a strong message.

To find out more about How Many Times, go to www.leicester.gov.uk/howmanytimes

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United against domestic and sexual violence for International Women’s Day, left to right: Ed Milne (Leicester Tigers); Andrej Kramaric (Leicester City FC); Ollie Freckingham (Leicestershire County Cricket Club); Martha Perkins and Sophie Alexander (Leicester University Rugby Club); Rheanne Bailey, Russell Levenston and Georgia Jones (Leicester Riders); Emily Marriott, Una Paramjothy and Tom Leonard (Leicestershire County Cricket Club).

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