The Multicultural Women’s Group of Bury St Edmunds to support One Billion Rising on February 17 with a demonstration

Local women (and men) are being invited to make a stand against violence against women.

The Multicultural Women’s Group of Bury St Edmunds [MWG] will be supporting One Billion Rising [OBR] with a demonstration on Angel Hill on Saturday, February 17,  from noon.

MWG is grateful for funding support from Bury St Edmunds Town Council.

OBR is an international  campaign, opposing violence against women. As in previous years, the MWG event will involve members dressing in red and performing the ‘Break the Chain’ dance on Angel Hill.


St Edmundsbury Mayor and Mayoress Terry and Vivienne Clements re due to take part as will Deputy Mayor Margaret Marks. Representatives from the local Women’s Aid charity will be there on the day, making a collection for the women’s refuge in Bury St Edmunds.

Everyone is invited to come along on the day to support OBR.

“You don’t have to dance, but if you do want to, there are instruction videos on the OBR website and on YouTube,” said MWG spokeswoman Gayle Wade. “If you don’t want to dance, wearing red is a sign of support and makes our statement visible.”

The Multicultural Women’s Group of Bury St Edmunds is a community group which offers a social support network  to women of all nationalities in and around Bury St Edmunds. Find out more at, email: or find the group on Facebook.


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