10 Apr Supporting BaptistCare’s Halo Ball 2017
Sefiani is proud to once again work with BaptistCare on the second annual Halo Ball to raise money for frontline services for women and children impacted by domestic and family violence.
BaptistCare has been a leading front-line service provider for women and children fleeing family violence for over 30 years and launched the Halo Ball as BaptistCare’s first fundraising event for women and children affected by domestic and family violence in 2016. Now in its second year, BaptistCare hopes the event will deliver on a fundraising target of $100,000.
On average at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia and one in four Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner. Despite organisations like BaptistCare assisting thousands of women and children to escape unsafe relationships and rebuild their lives, many women are still unable to access vital services, due to a lack of resources and funding.
The sad truth is that many women and children are turned away at the critical moment, which means many are forced to remain in unsafe domestic situations or are unable to access the adequate support they need as they seek to rebuild their lives and break the cycle of violence.
Funds raised from the Halo Ball will go towards frontline services, including support groups and counselling, supported accommodation and financial assistance for women and children who have experienced violent and oppressive relationships, as well as men’s behaviour change programs.
The Halo Ball is an opportunity for members of the community to contribute directly to support services that will ultimately save lives and help domestic violence survivors to move on with their lives.
Ricki-Lee, one of Australia’s most loved performers and ARIA nominated songwriter, will perform on the evening, joined by television personality Natalie Barr as the Master of Ceremonies, with live entertainment from the NSW Police Rock Band and a cappella group, The Newtones, featuring current and former students of Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.haloball.org.au.