Refuge on the road to stop men treating women like rubbish
Saturday 23rd February 2013, 2:00PM GMT.
‘DON’T treat women like rubbish’ is the message from the Jersey Women’s Refuge, with some members volunteering to be bin men for the day to raise awareness about domestic abuse.
This year the refuge is inviting Islanders to take up a special challenge to raise funds during their 25th anniversary year.
To lead by example, refuge manager Lorna Kearney, deputy manager Sammy Price and committee member Tracy Turmel have pledged to undertake 12 new challenges during 2013, representing some of the difficulties faced by victims of domestic abuse.
Last month the women put a window display in Voisins department store for 25 hours and on Monday they will be trained and then go out rubbish-collecting on the vans, streetcleaning and recycling.