The local charity op shop ‘Defenders for Hope’ is holding a breakfast next month on White Ribbon Day, a global movement that advocates against domestic violence.
The breakfast will commence at 7 am on the 19th of November, at the Logan Village hotel, featuring a host of guest speakers and activities.
Defenders For Hope volunteer, Kathy Smith, says it will be a fun morning for a good cause that’s open for everyone in the community to attend.
“It’s $35 per person, and that includes a beautiful meal, tea and coffee, we will have raffles and auctions as well as the CEO of YFS Logan as a guest speaker,” Mrs Smith said.
“It’s gonna be a really good day.”
White Ribbon Day aims to draw attention to and denounce domestic violence, which Mrs Smith says is the purpose of the breakfast.
“It’s more of an awareness raiser than a fundraiser for women to say no to men, to domestic violence,” Mrs Smith said.
“I think people need to speak and talk about it instead of hiding it underneath the carpet. If it’s happening to your workmates, you know, family friends, your neighbour, let’s talk about it.”
Kathy says the breakfast is part of Defenders for Hope’s overall mission as a charity to advocate against domestic violence and support victims in the community.
“It’s always something we’ve strongly believed in because Defenders For Hope is against domestic violence. So it was something we saw was not done in the area, and thought let’s do something,” Mrs Smith said.
“Defenders For Hope are here to help people going through these hard times. We don’t do many services but we know of all the services so we can point people in the right direction.”
Kathy and Defenders For Hope have been supporting women in the community since June 2021. Their shop location is U6/10 Industrial Ave, Logan Village.
If you, or someone you know, needs help dealing with domestic violence or abuse, please get in touch with 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – the National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line.