Walk seeks to raise over $10,000

Simcoe Reformer - - NEWS - TAY­LOR BURT

Or­ga­niz­ers are hop­ing for a larger turnout at the sec­ond an­nual Hope in High Heels fundraiser on Sept. 23 in Sim­coe.

The event, held by Haldimand and Nor­folk Women’s Ser­vices, will see men walk a block in red high heels to raise aware­ness of vi­o­lence against women and chil­dren.

Last year’s event at­tracted about 75 par­tic­i­pants and raised $8,000.

“If we could beat the $10,000 mark, we’d be so happy,” said Jane Scheel, event co-or­di­na­tor.

One in four women in Haldimand and Nor­folk has ex­pe­ri­enced abuse in re­la­tion­ships, ac­cord­ing to the agency.

“We are tight for money,” said Scheel, adding that the shel­ter has been at ca­pac­ity since June.

The walk will be­gin at the Sim­coe Com­pos­ite School at noon.

There is a $25 reg­is­tra­tion fee, which in­cludes the use of a pair of heels and a small lunch pro­vided by Sim­coe’s Ser­a­fina restau­rant.

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