Race against home violence
A national anti-domestic abuse charity is urging Waikato locals to take on The Taniwha in support of making homes violence free in New Zealand.
Shine is challenging teams of two to four people to take a journey along the newly completed Waikato River Trails, either on foot or on a mountain bike as a fundraiser.
‘‘There’s a bunch of different distance options, so feel free to bite off as much as you think you can chew, then challenge your local competitor or friend to join the rally for a bit of friendly competition,’’ Shine’s Holly Carrington said. One in three women experience domestic abuse by an intimate partner during their lifetime, and often they are too afraid to ask for help and they are pushed to their limits becoming both physically and emotionally exhausted.
‘‘Shine provides a range of services to keep victims safe, preferably in their in home through our safe@home service which only costs $3700 to make a family safe,’’ Shine executive director Jane Drumm said.
The Taniwha will be held on November 10.
‘‘ We are
asking participants to push their limits and raise as much money as they can to support victims of domestic abuse while raising awareness that there are service out there to help them become safer,’’ Ms Carrington said.
Individuals are encouraged to sign up to Shine’s Everyday hero page and then email their unique webpage link to friends, family and colleagues so they can start bringing in funds and make a huge difference to victims of domestic abuse.
For more information visit www.thetaniwha.co.nz.