Community organisations work together to raise awareness of family violence in our community

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The Geraldton community are invited to a Walk or Run White Ribbon Fundraiser on Sunday 26th August, 2018 starting time is 9:00am from the Geraldton Foreshore.  This event is being organised by the Mid West-Gascoyne Domestic Violence Response Team who hold an annual event to raise awareness of family violence in the Geraldton community. 

“This year we have teamed up with Geraldton Harriers to hold a walk or run event”, said Senior Constable Renai Gildersleeve.  “We have designed it to be an outside community event where everyone can come along and join in.”

“Our message this year is that everyone can make a difference when it comes to preventing violence”, said SC Gildersleeve.  “We are encouraging everyone to wear a white t-shirt to support the event.”

The Walk or Run 2km or 6km event will be held on Sunday 26th August 2018 starting at 9:00am from the Geraldton Foreshore (near the Yacht Club). 
A breakfast barbecue will follow the Walk or Run.

Tickets are available at Desert Blue Connect reception, 25 Chapman Road, Geraldton or available on event day.  Costs are $10 for adults and $5 for children, please keep your ticket to collect your medal on the day.  All fees paid will be donated to White Ribbon.

The Walk or Run White Ribbon Fundraiser is a partnership between Western Australia Police, Department of Communities, Geraldton Harriers, Desert Blue Connect, and Mission Australia.

Sponsors for the event include Telstra Store Geraldton, Neighbourhood Watch, Water Corporation, Bunnings Geraldton, Mid-West Clontarf Academy and Rigters IGA Supermarket.

If you would like any further information, contact Senior Constable Renai Gildersleeve on 9923 4633 or Tracie McGiffin-Singh on 9923 4590.

White Ribbon Australia aims to create an Australian society where all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.  It is a non-for-profit organisation that works through a primary prevention approach in schools, workplaces and communities across Australia.  Through their programs and campaigns, White Ribbon engages with men to be part of the social change needed to prevent men’s violence against women.  Further information can be found at https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/

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If you feel unsafe or would like confidential advice please call:

  • WA Police for immediate help 000
  • Desert Blue Connect – Geraldton 9964 2472
  • 1800 respect on 1800 737 732