Invitation to hog a place at award winning event
12:01pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
AN ORGANISATION dedicated to eliminating domestic abuse will mark a special United Nations Day with a fundraising social event an a posthumous award presentation.
Barry-based charity Atal Y Fro will commemorate the UN’s day for the elimination of violence against women and girls with a hog roast, entertainment and the presentation of the annual Edwina Vaughan Award to former Vale Council leader, Cllr Margaret Alexander.
The Edwina Vaughan Award is named after the Barry woman who encouraged adults to participate in education and their local communities is given to someone who makes a significant contribution to their community.
The event, at Sully Sport And Social Club, will also feature Bliss Dancers, music, dancing and a vegetarian option.
Atal Y Fro director, Kay Quinn said: “Margaret was someone that we respected and admired greatly for her commitment to her principles and values around true equality and social justice for all in our society, particularly the most disadvantaged.
“She was a long time supporter of Atal Y Fro - previously Vale Women’s Aid. The plight of women and their families living with domestic violence was a cause dear to her heart and we were delighted when she was re-elected with such a deservedly great majority.
“Cllr Alexander participated in our awareness raising campaigns, supported our events and most of all, understood the need to ensure the development of specialist domestic violence services that address the issues for the whole family.
“As a dedicated councillor, friend and supporter she is sadly missed by all those who shared her belief that everyone deserves respect and a decent quality of life.
“This year, we are making it extra special by posthumously awarding it to Cllr. Margaret Alexander who inspired and encouraged so many people across the Vale of Glamorgan.
The event takes place at the Sully Sport And Social Club from 7pm on Friday, November 29.
To book a ticket, costing £14.50 or £125 for a table of ten, contact Atal Y Fro, 222 Holton Road, Barry.
Call 01446 744755 or email email@example.com