Local Zonta clubs and other community groups have given their support to Dîner en Rouge 2015, a domestic and family violence service fundraiser to be held on Saturday 14 November 2015.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said partnerships with local advocate and support services would ensure funds raised would go where they’re needed most.
“We are thankful to have Zonta, Soroptimist International, Rotary Club of Cleveland and local domestic and family violence service advocates on board and giving their advice in focusing our fundraising efforts,” Cr Williams said.
“Their community work gives them unique insights into this serious issue.
“This year, all proceeds from Dîner en Rouge will go towards supporting a housing application for Redlanders affected by domestic and family violence.
Zonta International District 22 Governor Judith Trevan-Hawke said Dîner en Rouge was a way for community generosity and compassion to address the needs of individuals and families.
“Domestic and family violence often happens behind closed doors but affects everyone in the community, whether it be your children’s friends at school or someone from your work place,” Judith said.
“Research by Redland City Council has shown that levels of local services to support people in domestic and family violence situations have for a long time been lower than surrounding regions.
“Since last year’s Dîner en Rouge we have had some increases in local services but there is room for improvement and increased integration of services and funding.
“I hope people support this fundraiser, and why wouldn’t you… you can attend a fine dining experience in a secret location with musical entertainment, knowing you are helping an important local cause.
“You’ll also hear real life stories about the difference your donation could make.”
Ticket prices for Dîner en Rouge are $195 each or $1900 for a table of 10.
Tickets can be purchased through Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) ticketing:
- Online: www.rpac.com.au
- Telephone: 3829 8131
- In person: RPAC Box Office, 2-16 middle Street, Cleveland
For more information, visit Council’s website at www.redland.qld.gov.au/dinerenrouge.
In photo from left: Zonta members Irene Kinder, Judith Trevan-Hawke, Ros Kinder and Debbie Jackson