A Charity Golf Day will be held at the Portland Golf Club on Saturday 11th April 2015. The four person ambrose will cost $25 per person and there will be plenty of prizes and lots of fun to be had.
The Freemasons of Bathurst have organised the event to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women. All funds raised will support primary prevention initiatives in schools, workplaces and the broader community.
“Violence against women is at epidemic proportions. Devastatingly, over 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week in Australia as a result of intimate partner violence,” Nathan Kenny, of Lodge Bathurst United Freemasons, said.
“Murder is at the pointy end of a broad spectrum of violence against women. A spectrum that encompasses financial, verbal, emotional, psychological, physical and sexual abuse, as well as workplace harassment. They all form part of a devastating cycle of violence.
“And the women lost are not just statistics – they are wives, mothers, daughters, grand-daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, friends and colleagues. Most importantly, they are people, and the impact of the violence perpetrated against them is widespread and long-standing.
“Violence against women is never a private issue. We are holding this event to help break the silence around violence, to raise awareness of the issue as well as funds to support work to bring violence against women to an end.
“We want people to know that it is violence against women is unacceptable, it is never the victim’s fault, help is always available and if you see something you should definitely say something. People need to know that they can make a difference; bringing an end to men’s violence against women will take a whole of community approach.”
People who are interested in attending the Golf day should register their teams with the Portland Golf Club on (02) 6355 5208
Those who wish to support the critical work of White Ribbon Australia in the prevention of men’s violence against women can also make a tax deductible donation at www.whiteribbon.org.au/donate. Alternatively they may host their own White Ribbon event to raise awareness in the community as well as funds to support primary prevention initiatives. Events can be registered at www.whiteribbon.org.au/events.