Futurheads frontman Barry on the battle bus against domestic violence

Barry Hyde gives his support.

Barry Hyde gives his support.

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FUTUREHEADS frontman Barry Hyde has joined the campaign to stamp out domestic violence in Sunderland.

The singer has thrown his weight behind the city-wide domestic abuse campaign, Only Losers Give Bruises, which has garnered huge support on Wearside.

Gentoo and Wearside Women in Need, supported by the Safer Sunderland Partnership and Northumbria Police, took part in a week-long campaign aimed at raising awareness of domestic abuse and giving victims the opportunity to seek advice and help.

The campaign bus’s city-wide stops included Farringdon Community Sports College.

Barry said: “Young people have so much to deal with today and I applaud the efforts of the school in educating students on such issues.

“I think the Only Losers Give Bruises campaign is a fantastic way to raise awareness and I am very proud to support it.”

Organisers were given the opportunity to speak to students, educating them on issues surrounding domestic abuse and listening to their views.

Derek Wright, assistant head teacher at Farringdon Community Sports College, said: “The input from all the staff was highly informative and has raised the awareness of the problems associated with domestic abuse.

“Some of the students are intending to use what they have learnt in certain areas of the curriculum. They now know that only losers give bruises.”

Originally from Sunderland, Barry came along to show his support and spent time with students from Farringdon Community Sports College.

Students got the chance to interview him for their school magazine Farra News and talk to him about domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse can ruin lives, break up families and have a lasting effect on all victims involved.

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