Noteworthy high tea

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Jes­sica War­riner

A CLOVERDALE-BASED char­ity is rais­ing funds to help those af­fected by do­mes­tic vi­o­lence with a spe­cial high tea event.

Star­ick will host a Mother’s Day high tea fundraiser at the Pagoda ball­room in Como on Satur­day, May 13.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­vides sup­port for women and chil­dren in the south-east metro area fac­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence by pro­vid­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion, coun­selling, sup­ported com­mu­nity housing, court sup­port, chil­dren’s pro­grams, and com­mu­nity out­reach ser­vices.

Ac­cord­ing to a 2012 re­port from Aus­tralia’s Na­tional Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion for Women’s Safety, one in four women in Aus­tralia have ex­pe­ri­enced at least one in­ci­dent of vi­o­lence by an in­ti­mate part­ner.

Star­ick mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer and jazz mu­si­cian Jane Cornes said the char­ity helped fam­i­lies be­gin again, and the event was a nat­u­ral fit for Mother’s Day cel­e­bra­tions.

“The whole thing about Mother’s Day is it’s about recog­nis­ing mothers, and that’s ba­si­cally the core of what Star­ick does, sup­port­ing mothers and their chil­dren es­cap­ing fam­ily do­mes­tic vi­o­lence,” Jane said.

“It’s a great way of com­bin­ing a day out in a beau­ti­ful set­ting and help­ing sup­port women es­cap­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence at the same time.

“Ev­ery cent that’s made goes to Star­ick and its work.”

Mums are in­vited to a tra­di­tional high tea of sweets and d468591 savouries, teas and cof­fee, along with raf­fles, auc­tions, and live jazz mu­sic from the Jane Cornes Trio.

“We play a lot of torch songs and jazz stan­dards from the last 50 years. So a bit of Peggy Lee, a bit of Bea­tles, a bit of 60s kind of pop­u­lar stuff,” Jane said.

The Star­ick high tea takes place from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Tick­ets are $65 and can be booked through try­book­ing. com/263192 or on 9478 5300.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Jane Cornes, Chris Clark (dou­ble bass) and Neil Ste­ward (gui­tar) will per­form to sup­port women and chil­dren in do­mes­tic vi­o­lence sit­u­a­tions.

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