Stu­dents play host for vic­tims

Central Leader - - News - By Sally Hine

Hos­pi­tal­ity stu­dents at AUT Univer­sity are help­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence vic­tims with de­lec­ta­ble treats.

Staff and stu­dents from the hos­pi­tal­ity school be­gan bak­ing early on Mon­day for a morn­ing tea on Wed­nes­day to raise money for Pre­vent­ing Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence in the Home’s na­tional ap­peal.

The univer­sity is among work­places through­out the coun­try host­ing morn­ing teas un­til June 20 as part of New Zealand’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea cam­paign, which aims to raise $400,000.

The money will go to­wards run­ning the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s helpline and aims to en­cour­age peo­ple to feel more com­fort­able talk­ing about do­mes­tic vi­o­lence prob­lems, says the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s train­ing man­ager Holly Car­ring­ton.

“Bak­ing cakes is some­thing the stu­dents would do any­way but this is a bril­liant op­por­tu­nity for them to raise aware­ness among them­selves and the pub­lic, in pre­vent­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence,” says AUT com­mu­nity re­la­tions man­ager Ian Leader.

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