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PORT Dou­glas woman Bree Bel­frage is hold­ing a spe­cial women’s self-de­fence course at the Port Dou­glas Com­mu­nity Hall to­day. Spurred on by the mur­der of Toyah Cord­ing­ley, Ms Bel­frage said she wants to help cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment where women can feel safe walk­ing out and about. “Hav­ing a mur­der in our own back yard has re­ally hit home to a lot of peo­ple and also has a lot of women liv­ing in fear. I want to em­power women, give them a voice, make them aware and to also teach peo­ple there is help out there, along with some ba­sic self-de­fence moves, that will be taught by some very ex­pe­ri­enced Bushi Kai karate teach­ers,” Ms Bel­frage said. The ses­sion is on from noon-4pm to­day at the com­mu­nity hall and is open to all ages. Any money raised on the day will be do­nated to Moss­man and Port Dou­glas do­mes­tic vi­o­lence ser­vices.

WHAT GEAR: Wear com­fort­able cloth­ing and bring a small plate of food and a bot­tle of wa­ter. HOW MUCH: Gold coin do­na­tion

WHO TO CON­TACT: Con­tact 0499 377 708 by text for more in­for­ma­tion

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