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Phone app shows women the safest way to get home
9:20am Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
Buy this photo » Kym-Marie Cleasby with the Your Night app on her smartphone
A CHARITY trying to help young, female binge drinkers has launched a smartphone app to help girls get home safely after a night out.
Witney-based Wash My Pink Jumper was founded by Kym-Marie Cleasby, 50, after her daughter Beth started binge drinking at university.
It has unveiled a customised version of the app YourNight, to enable girls to find out where they are, get a taxi home and even be tracked.
Mrs Cleasby said: “The app was developed by a man working with street pastors in northern England.
“Once it is on her phone a young woman who might have lost her friends or her handbag and has had too much to drink, can tap it with a finger and access her location on a map, ring a taxi or get directions.”
She hopes to add the phone numbers of groups like Rape Crisis and The Samaritans.
The name Wash My Pink Jumper is from a coded phrase Mrs Cleasby and her daughter Beth, 24, used during Beth’s recovery.
For more information about Wash My Pink Jumper call 01993 834976 or visit washmypink jumper.com.
The app is free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play.