Central Coast Ford joined Coast Shelter in launching the White Ribbon campaign and the 16 Days of Activism against domestic violence, with a $15,000 donation towards Coast Shelter’s domestic violence programs.
The 16 Days of Activism commemorate the massacre of 14 female students at a Canadian University on December 6, 1989.
“It is important that all men commit to ending gender-based violence by wearing a white ribbon during the 16 Days of Activism,” Mr Gavin Shepherd, President of Coast Shelter said.
“It is truly wonderful to have a high profile local business such as Central Coast Ford join the campaign,” he added.
In presenting the cheque, Mr Glenn Provis, Director of Central Coast Ford, stated that it was most appropriate that the company was able to join Coast Shelter in its efforts to end domestic violence.
“The money donated will go towards two of Coast Shelter’s domestic violence programs: Love Bites, which is a domestic and family violence and sexual assault prevention program taught to local high school students in years 9 and 10, and also to our Rondeley Domestic Violence Response Unit, which provides crisis accommodation and support to women, with or without children, experiencing or fleeing domestic violence.” Mr Laurie Maher, CEO of Coast Shelter said.
Media release, Nov 30
Nemeesha Monagham, Coast Shelter