Learn how to help victims of violence

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Soroptimists: Jan Smyth, Natalie Hay, Ann Scutchings, Peggy Bennett, Annette Korzeba, Judy Warner, Karen Eckermann and Heather Bishop. Photo: Supplied.Domestic violence will be the subject of an upcoming forum and workshopsbeing organised by Soroptimist International in Murray Bridge.

Friends, family members and neighbours of domestic violence victims are invited to one of two workshops about safe ways of taking action on May 18.

Centacare’s senior manager of domestic violence and homelessness services, Desi Alexandridis, will leadthe workshops at Murray Bridge RSL.

That night, a seminar at Murray Bridge Town Hall titled “There’s Always Hope”will shine a light on the issue.

It will feature input from Professor Sarah Wendt, an expert on domestic violence in rural areas; Liberal MP Adrian Pederick, an advocate for action against domestic violence; Ms Alexandridis; and Murraylands Headspace’s Frauke Hobbs.

Local musicianJesse Budel will explore related themes during a musical set.

Admission to both events is free and refreshments will be provided.

Up to 100 people are expected to attend the daytime workshops and about 200 the eveningforum.

The awareness day was inspired by the public vigils held at Murray Bridge’s council office following the death of any victim of domestic violence.

Soroptimist International Murray Bridge’s membersbelieved many members of the community were aware ofdomestic violence, but were unsure of avenues open to them to help without endangering their own lives.

Although the eventsis open to all members of the public, invitation lists are being prepared and interested organisations being notified of the event.

Colourful posters will soon be available.

Also discussed at the Soroptimist meeting was the possibility of establishing a wig library in the district.

Club members are working with staff at the Murray Bridge Soldiers Memorial Hospital to find a suitable space and people to be responsible for the wigs.

The first local recipient is already looking forward to a wig while she undergoes chemotherapy.

Workshops: 10am and 1pm, May 18 at Murray Bridge RSL; RSVP by April 29 to 8539 1175.Seminar: 6.15pm May 18 at Murray Bridge Town Hall; RSVP by April 29 to 0411 306 878 or [email protected]备案老域名.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 老域名购买.

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