Together with the Eden Community, Campbell Page took a stand against domestic violence in support of White Ribbon Day last week. The event is a tradition for Campbell Page, going back to 2009 when the Eden crew started a ‘White Ribbon’ awareness stand at Tura Beach, NSW. White Ribbon is an Australian founded campaign against domestic violence, which aims to spread awareness and create an army of support for victims. Although domestic violence is a widespread problem, it is often a topic that receives little attention and the White Ribbon campaign is designed to change that stigma.
Pictured above: The Campbell Page team gather the support of the community – including the local Fire Brigade
In order to help the community take a stand against domestic violence, Campbell Page hosted a free BBQ with guest presenters. An info stand was also provided, so that participants could be set up with essential information about domestic violence as well as contacts within Campbell Page who can assist with other services. The event was concluded with a minutes silence paying homage to the families who have suffered due to domestic violence, which was followed by the release of 20 white balloons.
Pictured above: The Campbell Page stand set up at Main St, Eden
‘It really was an all hands on deck approach, the community have played a big part in making the day happen‘, said Maryanne Griffiths who is the Acting Senior Manager for Indigenous Programs at Campbell Page Eden and the organiser behind the Eden beach events. Maryanne herself thought it was time to start setting up a community of support, hence it was her initiative that has driven the yearly White Ribbon beach commemoration.
The story has also been featured in the Magnet local news, which you can read in full by clicking the link here.
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If you or someone you know is at risk of domestic violence, get help by contacting Lifeline on 13 11 14