Students play host for victims
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.