Moruya Colour Run chalks up awareness of domestic violence

about regional 26 November 2019

On Saturday (November 23) Moruya’s Riverside Park was filled with young people who had a message – domestic violence is not tolerated here. Full article below:

Second Bite

Second Bite delivers supplies to SEWACS to support women and children affected by domestic violence and homelessness in the Eurobodalla region.

Second Bite sources fresh, nutritious food from supermarkets that is surplus to requirements and works with local community organisations to redistribute to those individuals and families who may be struggling to afford food.  Food is collected from Coles Batemans Bay by volunteers and delivered to organisations in the region.  SEWACS is a grateful recipient of the much needed items that enable families to be supported.

Raising awareness of the impact of violence on the community

SAGE Veggies

SAGE Veggies For All program installs vegetable garden beds at Moruya women’s refuge for families and children to enjoy. SEWACS are delighted with this addition to the facilities offered at the refuge.

The SAGE Veggies For All 2018 program has been provided with funding through a grant to establish vegetable gardens in the community.  The beds at Moruya women’s refuge are the 83rd and 84th beds to be established, with volunteers assisting to barrow 3 cubic metres of soil provided by D & A Excavators of Bodalla.  Tomato and cabbage seedlings were provided by Andrew Baker, one of the volunteers.

Volunteers pictured from left: Terry McGee, Anne Thompson, Wendy Jones and Kathryn Maxwell (SAGE Project)

White Ribbon Day

SEWACS (South East Women and Children’s Services) would also like to thank the community for their generous support of the White Ribbon Day stall held at Moruya Markets late last year.

SEWACS would also like to thank artist Loretta Parsley for making available a beautiful piece of art which was raffled on the day. At the stall face painting was offered and information on support services was made available. Eurobodalla Domestic Violence volunteers collected $600 to support the work being done to support families affected by domestic violence.

Members of Deep River Choir contributed their time and some noise to help raise awareness,
accompanied by volunteers.

Donations from Bunnings and K Mart made it possible for the stall to be held as well as goodies to be hand out.

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