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No More Page 3

12 December 2013

Show your support to the Cheltenham Town Ladies & the No More Page 3 campaign.

The Cheltenham Town Ladies have teamed up with the No More Page 3 (NMP3) campaign.

NMP3 is a campaign which aims persuade the Government to tackle The Sun’s Page 3 and strip it from “non-age-restricted” publications and our women's team have joined the fight. CTLFC players Natalie Berry and Joanne Lenton were originally involved in trying to raise awareness of the campaign online but now money being pledged could help put the campaign's logo on the front of the CTLFC home shirts and further boost exposure.

The ladies are trying to raise just over £2,000 so they can say 'No More Page 3' whenever they're in action and well over £7,000 has now been pledged.

CTLFC player Natalie Berry told the Gloucestershire Echo: “The Page 3 feature was introduced in the 1970s but I think we have moved on from those days.

“The nature of the industry means that people, including children, are exposed to it and, although we do not think it should be banned completely, it should be governed which publications can print photos like this. It undermines the image sportswomen like us create. We have a lot of female and male supporters and all of them are backing our campaign.”

MPs recently signed a letter which was sent to The Sun requesting that it removes the page 3 features and this is where the Cheltenham Town Ladies got involved.

The letter read: “The largest female image in our most widely-read newspaper is of a semi-naked young woman. She is there purely for the sexual gratification of men. This is unacceptable.

“We want to live in a society where the most widely-read newspaper is one that respects women.”

If you would like to learn more about the No More Page 3 campaign and how the Cheltenham Town Ladies are supporting it, then please head to www.ctlfc.com. Those wanting to learn more and even donate can head to their Just Giving page here.

A big thank you to the Gloucestershire Echo for the use of their images within this article.

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