‘GO PURPLE DAY’ is being held on Friday, April 28th. This day was started a number of years ago by Garda Stacey Looby of Athlone Garda station and what started out as a local event is now a national one. The aim of this day is to show all men and women victims of domestic violence the supports available to them in times of need.

On April 28th people are being asked to wear or bake or sow something purple, just in general be creative with the colour purple while creating an awareness and sharing the help lines of local domestic violence services.

Gardai Stacey Looby was welcomed to Buccaneers Rugby Football Club where she was grateful of the assistance by the club in promoting ‘GO PURPLE DAY’. Garda Stacey Looby says “since these photos have gone on social media they have helped create a massive awareness for this year’s ‘GO PURPLE DAY’ and I sincerely thank the Buccaneers club for that”.

Pictured are (l-r) Buccaneers captain Martin Staunton, Erin Giles, Brooke Kiernan, Jasmine Molloy, Tina Kiernan, Garda Stacey Looby, Aoibhin Tynan, club president Billy McMickan, Brendan Wilkins, club administrator Geraldine Kenny and Judy Dowling.