Source: James Hall

One hundred Spar stores across Lancashire have come together to support the campaign

Spar wholesaler James Hall has teamed up with the Lancashire Resilience Forum to battle domestic abuse.

The #noexcuseforabuse movement brings together councils, police and support agencies across Lancashire, as well the NHS and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

It looks to raise awareness of the help and support available to victims and perpetrators, and to highlight how and where people can report their concerns.

From today (28 August), 100 Spar stores across the county will have PoS featured inside shops, consisting of posters and shelf cards, designed to signpost potential victims of domestic abuse to the Lancashire Victim Services.

“There is no ‘them and us’ when we’re thinking about victims and survivors of domestic abuse – they are our friends, our family, our neighbours and our colleagues,” said Lancashire Resilience Forum chair Angie Ridgwell.

“Domestic abuse is a national problem and sadly, it’s happening here in our communities across Lancashire.

“As such, we are delighted to have Spar on board with the campaign, enabling us to reach as many people as possible in our county with these important help and support messages.”

James Hall company-owned stores director Julie McAulay said: “We are extremely proud to be part of this campaign and to be working with the Lancashire Resilience Forum to protect communities across the county.

“Thousands of shoppers pass through our doors on a weekly basis and with 100 Spar stores in Lancashire alone, we hope that this campaign will reach those most in need and help signpost individuals to the appropriate support.”

Lancashire police and crime commissioner Clive Grunshaw added: “I’m really pleased to see the campaign highlighted in local stores. Any opportunity we can get to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the support available to those affected is a step in the right direction.

“There really is no excuse for abuse, if you are affected please don’t suffer in silence.”