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SI Weston-Super-Mare were in The Weston Mercury for their event on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The group is staging the event on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25.

They will be joined by Soroptimist clubs from across the South West and Tara Newley Arkle – domestic abuse campaigner and daughter of Joan Collins.

The group will tie bows to the railings around Grove Park’s fountain to represent the number of women killed by their partners last year, before unveiling a new sculpture in memory of the victims.

Melanie David, from Weston Soroptimists, said: “This year we are planning an event in Weston, in order to support Gemini services, an organisation responsible for the women’s refuge and other assistance for domestic abuse survivors in and around the town.

“Once again we shall be getting support from other soroptimist clubs in the region. We will all walk through Weston, along the High Street, distributing bookmarks.

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