Mayor Jamieson - Walk against domestic violence
  • Friday 28 April 2017

Here's a very important event to put in your calendar for next week as we head towards Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

Next Wednesday evening, May 3, you're invited to join us for a community march and candlelit vigil to remember those who have been affected by domestic and family violence.

In partnership with the regional Domestic and Family Violence support service Centacare/SCOPE, the march will start from the HMAS Brisbane Memorial on the top of the hill at Alexandra Headland at 5pm, with the candle lighting ceremony at the Loo with a View in Mooloolaba from 5.30pm.

This is always a very sobering event.

However it is important to honour those who have lost their lives and those left behind as a result of domestic and family violence.

We hope the overall month-long campaign will challenge our communities to consider their attitudes towards domestic and family violence and recognise that a whole of community response is required to stop the violence.

Please join us next Wednesday.

- This column first appeared in My Weekly Preview's April 27, 2017 edition