No mean feet walk this mile
AN enthusiastic team from D’Orsogna in Palmyra has nominated a team for the second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in Perth on Sunday.
Organised by East Fremantle resident Sandy Taylor, the event is the local version of an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
She said last year’s event, held at Burswood Park, attracted three teams but more than 10 were due to sign up to the 2015 march, with all funds raised donated to White Ribbon Australia.
Ms Taylor said the event was based on the old saying ‘You can’t understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes’, with men literally slipping into high heels to walk for one mile to raise awareness and funds for sexualised violence, education, prevention and remediation.
“It’s designed to be a fun event to raise awareness and money for a very serious problem. The event aims to highlight and bring to the forefront the problem of gender violence against women worldwide,” she said.
D’Orsogna Limited financial controller Roseanne Thomas said she learned of the event as a member of Soroptimist International Fremantle, after Sandy spoke to them last year.
The Fremantle Soroptimists will donate D’Orsogna sausages for breakfast at the event, which will also be attended by 2014 participants
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Sandy Taylor with D'Orsogna employees who will walk a mile in their heels to raise awareness of violence directed towards women.