The students of Hallam Senior College recently completed a 24 Hour marathon to raise awareness for victims for family violence and to promote the upcoming screening of 'Call Me Dad.'
Around 25 students particpated in this challenge raising $400 by walking/running 130kms over a 24 hour period. Congratulations to all involved. Here are some highlights from the livefeeds of the event:
The objective of this community project is to raise awareness of the negative impact family violence has with the family unit; especially the victims which are often women and children. There is a myth in our community if he does not hit me then he is NOT violent. Family Violence is more than physical violence and it does not discriminate. Family violence is a multi cultural problem against women in our community and is a urgent public health issue where on average one in four women have experienced emotional abuse from a partner or ex-partner.
This is a community problem and we need your help.
This fundraiser is going to support women who are feeling trapped, afraid, isolated and overwhelmed in their relationship.
The funds from this community event will sponsor women to attend and participate in the live changing Heavy METAL Women’s support program ( check out web site for testimonials ) which empowers women to:
1: Learn more about themselves and their partner
2: Provides support and education sessions
3: Ways to improve communication skills
4: Builds self esteem and self worth
5: New ways to move forward
6: Relationship enhancement
If you want to get involved, come along to the screening of Call Me Dad on the 1st of November at Hallm Senior College.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the following link : GET TICKETS
Call Me Dad is a story about men who have perpetrated, or are at risk of perpetrating, family violence. At stake is the safety of children and partners, the stability of families, and the power we as a society have to intervene. These men struggle to maintain intimate relationships without resorting to abuse, physical or otherwise. We follow these men over several months, as they attempt to change themselves, and heal fragile bonds with their loved ones.
All funds raised from this screening will go towards supporting the women & children who are victims of family violence, who otherwise would be unable to access the Heavy Metal womens support services.
Hear from David and Jacqui from Heavy Metal who will be available for Q and A after the movie.
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