Ask For Angela, a safety campaign that allows people to discreetly signal if they need feel unsafe on a date or night out, was launched today in Drogheda by An Garda Siochana, Drogheda Implementation Board and community partners including the Vintners Federation, Restaurants Association, Taxi Federation, Love Drogheda Business Improvement District and Drogheda & District Chamber of Commerce.
Being launched just in time for the busy festive season the initiative works by encouraging anyone who feels at risk to ask staff in participating bars, clubs and restaurants for ‘Angela’, a codeword to identify when they are in danger or in an uncomfortable situation. Staff will then help the person get home discreetly and safely or ask the other party to leave the establishment. Members of Drogheda Taxi Federation are also participating in the campaign. Venues and taxis that support the campaign will be easily recognisable as ‘Ask for Angela’ posters and stickers will be displayed.
A video of Chief Superintendent Alan McGovern explaining how #AskForAngela works can be viewed here.
For venues that wish to participate Ask for Angela posters, stickers and information leaflets are available from a number of locations including the Love Drogheda office on Meatmarket Lane and through Drogheda Chamber.
Further information on the campaign can also be requested by contacting [email protected].