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Fundraiser launched to help local women and children escaping abuse

Women and Children First, a community-based service located in the Northern Beaches and North Shore, will be hosting its major fundraising lunch on 4 March.

Taking place in the picturesque surroundings of Manly Golf Club and in recognition of International Women’s Day, the event will be chaired by well-known actor, author and comedian Jean Kittson.

With live music, raffles and plenty of fun, the event will include drinks, canapes and a two course sit-down lunch, and help fund the organisation’s valuable work.

Jean Kittson.

Women and Children First provides services for women and vulnerable families escaping domestic and family abuse. In 2021, 631 women and their children accessed its crisis accommodation and an additional 365 families sought help from their family support services.

In Australia 44 per cent of females aged 15-34 have experienced some form of physical or emotional abuse in their life.

But these are just the ones that are reported, many more go unreported due to a fear of being caught by the perpetrator. Women and Children First therefore acts as safe place for victims to find support.

Organisation chairperson and local councillor Sue Heins encouraged anyone wishing to show their support to buy a ticket.

“The work that Women and Children do is invaluable. It has been quietly supporting families in need for almost 50 years. I’m very excited about this event and the opportunity for the community to hear what great work the dedicated staff do.”

“Join us on 4th March and show your support of Women and Children First’s vision to ensure that all women, children and families are safe, secure, connected and provided with the opportunity and environment to thrive.

Tickets are $150pp or $1450 for a table of 10. Bookings through Humanitix: http://events.humanitix.com/wcf.

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