Church and police join forces to end binge drinking
A new campaign is being launched in Wales today with the aim of ending binge drinking. People are signing a pledge to stop the practice, which is very common in the UK.
PEOPLE across Wales are today urged to pledge to stop binge drinking as an unprecedented coalition of Churchmen and senior police officers launched a crusade against the problem.
In a letter to today’s Western Mail, the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, and Barbara Wilding, chair of the Wales Association of Chief Police Officers call upon drinkers to sign up to an online pledge vowing to cut back.
They will also be giving those who do cards to remind them of their promise and give them “support against peer pressure”.
It is believed to be the first time police forces have agreed to officially join up with Church authorities to tackle social problems.
In the letter, the pair leading the campaign declare that “enough is enough” and describe binge drinking “a cultural habit that is embedded in the Welsh way of life and is being passed down to our children”.
They announce that all seven Welsh Bishops and the four Chief Constables of Wales will lead a nationwide campaign which will be supported by a wide range of other organisations.