Feb-U-Hairy Fundraiser for Domestic Violence
WOW! We are so happy to announce that radio presenters Bree and Rachael at Hit101.3 SeaFM are supporting us with their Feb-U-Hairy event to raise funds for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
The Central Coast Feb-U-Hairy campaign is like the cancer fundraising and awareness No-Shave November program; Bree and Rachael are asking women not to shave their legs for February to raise awareness for domestic violence.
All proceeds of the campaign will go to We Care Uniting to support women and children victims of domestic violence in refuges, safe houses and still at home.
Our events coordinator Jo is taking one for the team by growing out the hair on her legs for the month. Want to get behind us? Click on the radio station link to make a donation, whatever you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Bree and Rachael for kicking this off.
Domestic Violence on the Central Coast
Tragically the Central Coast has high rates of domestic violence and so many of the vulnerable women and children We Care helps are vulnerable because of domestic violence.
The Central Coast Council has noted that “Whilst the Central Coast has many happy and healthy families living in a range of family structures, there are also a large number of families requiring support”. In 2016 the Wyong Shire had the highest rate of reported domestic violence in Sydney and surrounds with 618.2 assault-domestic violence related offences per 100,000 population compared to 270.8 per 100,000 for the greater Sydney area.
Wyong Shire had five times more reported domestic violence than Hornsby!
For 2016 the four highest areas were Wyong (618.2), Blacktown (607.7) above 600, then Campbelltown (550.5) and Penrith (539.6). All other areas were below 500 (Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Domestic Violence Statistics for NSW, 2016).