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Women in Bury St Edmunds take part in dance event One Billion Rising




The Multicultural Woman's Group Bury St Edmunds on Angel Hill dancing to raise awarness for "One Billion Rising" for justice campaign. ANL-150215-215157009
The Multicultural Woman's Group Bury St Edmunds on Angel Hill dancing to raise awarness for "One Billion Rising" for justice campaign. ANL-150215-215157009

St Valentine’s Day may be one of romance for many women but on Saturday the day had a more significant and darker meaning.

Women of all ages danced on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds as part of a worldwide protest against violence.

The Multicultural Woman's Group Bury St Edmunds on Angel Hill dancing to raise awarness for "One Billion Rising" for justice campaign. ANL-150215-215223009
The Multicultural Woman's Group Bury St Edmunds on Angel Hill dancing to raise awarness for "One Billion Rising" for justice campaign. ANL-150215-215223009

The Multicultural Women’s Group performed Break The Chain, a dance choreographed to call for an end to violence against women. This was staged all over the world on St Valentine’s Day.

Students from County Upper School and Lakenheath High School took part as did mums and children watching the One Billion Rising event.

Also taking part were members of WIs, the Fawcett Society and Cllrs Julia Wakelam and Patrick Chung, Deputy Mayor of St Edmundsbury.

The Multicultural Women’s Group in Bury was set up four years ago and before that was known as the International Women’s Group.

The Multicultural Woman's Group Bury St Edmunds on Angel Hill dancing to raise awarness for "One Billion Rising" for justice campaign. Deputy Mayor of St Edmundsbury Patrick Chung joins in. ANL-150215-215209009
The Multicultural Woman's Group Bury St Edmunds on Angel Hill dancing to raise awarness for "One Billion Rising" for justice campaign. Deputy Mayor of St Edmundsbury Patrick Chung joins in. ANL-150215-215209009

Sylvana Marley, a director, said: “We aim to offer friendship to all women as well as practical advice and support. We are hoping to get more organisations involved next year and would like dance groups and other organisations to contact us.” For more see www.multicultural-womens-groupbse.weebly.com

The group is also supporting Bury’s Women‘s Aid Refuge which has had its funding cut.

The Multicultural Woman's Group Bury St Edmunds on Angel Hill dancing to raise awarness for "One Billion Rising" for justice campaign. ANL-150215-215235009
The Multicultural Woman's Group Bury St Edmunds on Angel Hill dancing to raise awarness for "One Billion Rising" for justice campaign. ANL-150215-215235009


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