‘Deadly Bike’ to raise aware­ness

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Wim­mera White Rib­bon Com­mit­tee will raf­fle a ‘Deadly Bike’ at Hor­sham Plaza to raise money and aware­ness for vic­tims of men’s vi­o­lence against women.

Raf­fle tick­ets for the bike, do­nated by Hor­sham’s Goolum Goolum Abo­rig­i­nal Co-op­er­a­tive, will be on sale at Hor­sham Plaza ev­ery Mon­day from No­vem­ber 5 to 19 in the leadup to White Rib­bon Day on Fri­day, No­vem­ber 23.

The Deadly Bike pro­gram is an ini­tia­tive by Goolum Goolum in which indige­nous youths in the re­gion re- store and make over old bi­cy­cles. The bikes are then do­nated to com­mu­nity mem­bers and groups.

Wim­mera White Rib­bon Com­mit­tee chair­man Ge­off Miller said the bike raf­fle would gen­er­ate com­mu­nity dis­cus­sion about vi­o­lence against women.

“The money raised will be do­nated to lo­cal groups who sup­port vic­tims of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, and it raises aware­ness of the is­sue,” he said.

“We’re very ap­pre­cia­tive of Goolum Goolum’s ini­tia­tive to do­nate this bike as a fundraiser.”

Goolum Goolum fam­ily ser­vices man­ager Carolyn Stow, who is also a White Rib­bon com­mit­tee mem­ber, said it made sense to sup­port the cause.

“Work­ing in fam­ily ser­vices you come into con­tact with vic­tims and per­pe­tra­tors of fam­ily vi­o­lence,” she said.

“Some of the kids work­ing on the bikes are in the at-risk cat­e­gory, so it fits nicely around the work we’re try­ing to do with them.”

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