Community event to support family of Blair Dalton

A community event to support the family of domestic violence victim Blair Dalton and to protest against domestic violence will be held at Woy Woy Oval on Sunday, November 26.
The Blair Dalton Day: Domestic Violence needs to Stop was announced by Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks in Federal Parliament.
“Last month, our community wept together as we heard about the sudden death of Ettalong resident Ms Blair Dalton,” Ms Wicks said.
“Blair died after she was strangled by a former partner, who has also since died, in custody,” she said.
“As the tragic and senseless news broke, hearts across the Coast also broke.
“Like everyone in our community, I was devastated, and my heart broke for Blair’s family, her young son, her friends and her colleagues.
“Our community on the Central Coast is a tight-knit one, and so many people feel like family, even if we don’t know them personally.
“Blair’s family are closely connected with the Woy Woy Roosters Rugby League Football Club.
“In the days after this tragedy, the club set up a committee very quickly to host a charity event designed to raise funds to help.
“Together they’ve been working with Central Coast Council on a significant community event, one that I’m honoured to be able to announce today.”
The event will be open to all members of the public and will be a community picnic.
“I’d encourage families from across the Central Coast to come along and join with our community at Woy Woy Oval to say with determination that domestic violence must stop.
“With events like this, I see the Central Coast reaching out to a devastated family to let them know that they’re not alone,” Ms Wicks said.

Media release, 19 Oct 2017
Tim Sowden, Office of Lucy Wicks MP