Anny Tait, Leonie Newton and Victoria Murray at The White Ribbon Event to raise money and awareness of domestic violence against women, held at the Waterline Restaurant, Keppel Bay Marina. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Anny Tait, Leonie Newton and Victoria Murray at The White Ribbon Event to raise money and awareness of domestic violence against women, held at the Waterline Restaurant, Keppel Bay Marina. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK251113swhite2

Group raises cash for White Ribbon cause

CAPRICORN Coast women turned out to support men on Sunday, as part of the world's largest male-led movement to end men's violence against women.

The Waterline Restaurant hosted 45 women for lunch and the event raised $1600 for the White Ribbon cause.

The afternoon was the initiative of Coaltrain chief executive Karla McPhail.

During her time as a guidance officer, Ms McPhail worked in Central Queensland for several years assisting women and children in domestic violence situations into safe houses.

Her support for the cause remains strong.

Coaltrain marketing manager Vanessa Rauluni said The Waterline did an outstanding job and they looked forward to making the day an annual event.

 

"We held a competition to see who could wear the symbolic White Ribbon in the most creative way," Ms Rauluni said.

It was won by Lisa Lillieboe with a recreation of the White Ribbon pledge using a man's white tie.

The day included a lucky door prize, raffles and cent sales.

White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Australia is a non-profit organisation and Australia's only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men's violence against women.

The White Ribbon oath is never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

36% of all homicides take place in a domestic setting and 73% of those involve a woman being killed by her male partner.



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