Dubbo Gar­den Club helps vic­tims of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence

Dubbo Photo News - - Emergency report - By SOPHIA ROUSE

EAR­LIER this year, Deb­bie Tod­kill from Women’s Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Court Ad­vo­cacy Ser­vice (WDVCAS) spoke at one of the Dubbo Gar­den Club meet­ings about do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and how it ef­fects many women and families in our com­mu­nity. Shocked at the statis­tics, the Dubbo Gar­den Club de­cided to raise money to help those in need.

Pres­i­dent of the club Robyn Warn told Dubbo Photo News, “There’s so many women out there that are liv­ing in aw­ful sit­u­a­tions.”

In Septem­ber, the Dubbo Gar­den Club hosted a Spring Gar­den Party selling plants, soaps, oils, bric-a-brac and raf­fle tick­ets and raised $3,717.30 go­ing straight to the WDVCAS to as­sist lo­cal women.

Deb­bie Tod­kill told Dubbo

how the money would be used. “It’s go­ing to be set aside to help women that are try­ing to re-es­tab­lish them­selves or be­come safe for them and their chil­dren.

“It could be any­thing from get­ting them a new wash­ing ma­chine, new locks, new school uni­forms if they’d had to re­lo­cate. Some­times it might just be a bus ticket or a tank of petrol, food or ba­sic

Dubbo Gar­den Club mem­bers Pushpa Jeyasee­lan, Nancy Cross, Valda Kelle­hear, Robyn Warn and Melva Blake with Deb­bie Tod­kill from Women’s Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Court Ad­vo­cacy Ser­vice. PHOTO: DUBBO PHOTO NEWS ne­ces­si­ties.

“We’re re­ally thrilled that the Gar­den Club has done this,” Deb­bie said.

Women’s Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Court Ad­vo­cacy Ser­vice do take do­na­tions for the women ‘share the dig­nity’ packs.

“We love to get a bag – it could be things like de­odor­ant, women’s hy­giene prod­ucts, a hair­brush, a tooth­brush, some tooth paste or some soap,” Deb­bie said.

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