Saturday marks the start of this year’s Personal Safety Week of Action across the local area and Rochdale Football Club has added its support to the campaign.
The Rochdale Division of Greater Manchester Police have organised a week of events aimed at raising awareness of personal safety and the signs of child exploitation. The awareness raising campaign gets underway at Spotland on Saturday.
Both the Dale and the Barnsley players will show their support by donning specially designed t-shirts, which carry the message END THE FEAR, during the pre-match warm up.
You’ll also notice ‘Door 2 Door’ on the front of the t-shirts, which is this year’s safety theme. This is aimed at focusing on any journey members of the public may undertake during the course of a normal day e.g. from home to school/work or leaving home for a night out.
The week of action runs to coincide with annual National Personal Safety Day, which is Monday (October 6th). This is an annual event, organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
Suzy Lamplugh was an estate agent, who disappeared in 1986 after arranging to meet a client to view a property. Suzy was officially declared dead in 1994, but despite extensive police enquiries, Suzy’s body has never been found.
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a charity which was formed in 1986 to help avoid people becoming victims of aggression, and to offer counselling and support to friends of missing people.