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Speak out against domestic violence at the Georges River White Ribbon Walk

Posted 11 October 2017 by (Hurstville News)

Georges River Council is encouraging the community to stand up and speak out against domestic violence by participating in the first Georges River White Ribbon Walk on Friday 24 November 2017.Mayor Kevin Greene said andldquo;schools, businesses, service clubs, registered clubs and sporting groups are all encouraged to participate in the event which will include a 2.7km walk, entertainment and information stalls.andrdquo;andldquo;Georges River Council recognises the incidence of domestic violence and the ongoing need to create awareness across all cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and ages.andldquo;The event is intended to be a positive force for change, encouraging White Ribbon Supporters, including men, women and youth, to bring local expression to the White Ribbon Campaign.andldquo;People will be able to register their attendance online andndash; the first 300 to do so will receive a free Georges River Council White Ribbon T-shirt.andldquo;Council would like to thank representatives from a number of organisations who are helping to arrange activities for the day, including Kogarah Community Services, 3Bridges, Moving Forward and NSW Police, as well as Georges River Citizen of the Year 2017, Ms Natalie Esdaile-Watts,andrdquo; added Mayor Greene.The White Ribbon Walk will start at Kogarah Park, corner of Jubilee Avenue and Park Street, Kogarah at 1.00pm and follow a circuit up to Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, before returning to the Park.The public are advised that there will be rolling road closures along the route to ensure participantsandrsquo; safety for the duration of the walk.To register for the inaugural Georges River White Ribbon Walk please go to www.trybooking.com/ROTP.For more information, please contact Council via 9330 6400