By 96five Thursday 22 Apr 2021Station NewsReading Time: 2 minutes
Listen: Ken & Nicky speak to Felise Lewis from the Brisbane Domestic Violence Service about the Spread the Warmth campaign.
The figures around domestic and family violence in Australia is shocking, and despite efforts from governments, and community outrage, the problem does not appear to be getting better.
The Counting Dead Women Register lists 55 women who lost their lives to violence in 2020 – that’s more than one life lost each week.
Only this week, the burnt body of Kelly Wilkinson (27) was found in the back yard of her home in Arundel by police after neighbours reported a disturbance. Her three children, all under nine, are believed to have been at the house at the time.
So this Mother’s Day you can show women who have fled domestic violence, and living in crisis accomodation that they are loved and cared for. Once again 96five is partnering with the Brisbane Domestic Violence Service for their Spread the Warmth Campaign.
By purchasing a new robe you can give hope to a mum who may have fled with nothing, and show love to a mum who’s sacrificed so much to keep her kids safe. Put simply – it’s a great opportunity to make women in crisis feel connected and supported by their community.
This year you can also make donations of hoodies and snuggies as well!
From now until Wednesday May 5th you can drop off your donations at the 96five studios located at 81 Mina Parade Alderley. You can leave your donations between the hours of 9am and 3pm.
You can also drop off your robes at the following locations:
- Micah Projects Office – 162 Boundary St, West End
- Sci-fleet Kedron Service Department – 59 Kitchener Rd, Kedron
- Leanne Linard MP Office – Cnr Station St and Aspinall St, Nundah
- The Gabba Ward Office – 2/63 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba
- Central Ward Office – Suite 1/5 Lamington St, New Farm
- Di Farmer Electorate Office – 2/630 Wynnum Rd, Morningside
- Joe Kelly MP Office- 358 Old Cleveland Rd, Coorparoo
- Cr Kara Cook Office – 63 Oxford St, Bulimba
Rinse & Repeat, Ascot – Shop 6/31 Alexandra Rd, Ascot QLD 4000
And if you can’t get out and purchase a robe you can make a monetary donation to the Spread the Warmth Campaign online.