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Tonight's Match Dedicated To Charity Partner Rise

17 April 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion's match against Tottenham Hotspur tonight has been dedicated to the club's  charity partner RISE.
Ali Golds, survivor of domestic abuse and award-winning entrepreneur, will be interviewed at half time, sending the message that domestic abuse is everyone’s business.
RISE Chief Executive Jo Gough said, “Many of us will have lived through a time when domestic abuse was seen as something private between two people. ‘It’s just a domestic; it’s none of our business’.
“Our partnership with Brighton & Hove Albion will help us reach young people, adults and children, families and sports fans to ask them to speak out about abuse and to ask for help when they need it.
“Being in an abusive relationship can be the loneliest place on earth. Survivors talk about feeling shame and responsibility for the abuse, having to hide what is happening from people close to them. Having someone reach out just to ask ‘are you ok?’, can mean the world to someone who is being abused.  
“Every conversation we have about domestic abuse brings it out into the open and makes it easier and safer to speak out. When domestic abuse is everyone’s business, we all benefit.”
Fans will spot bucket collectors in distinctive orange hoodies and get the opportunity to take part in a penalty shoot out to win a ball signed by the Albion team.
Spectators and fans both at the game and watching at home can also enter a prize draw to win a signed Albion shirt or a signed football, simply by tweeting ‘Domestic abuse is #everyonesbusiness’.

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