|Aurora Early Learning Centre|
White Ribbon Australia is a social movement motivating men to walk beside women to build a society free from violence and disrespect towards women. It's a movement focused on men as agents of change.
At Aurora, we support this cause for many reasons but mainly because violence against women has reached crisis levels in Australia. Statistics show that women are three times more likely than men to experience violence from an intimate partner. Domestic violence affects one in three women in Australia and is the main cause of homelessness amongst Australian Women and children. We urge you to look into the statistics on the subject.
On Thursday 23rd November 2017 Aurora Early Learning Centre participated in a charity event with a cake stall, a Black and white Disco and a raffle! The children arrived at the centre in their black and white clothes and were ready to have a fun filled day to help raise money and awareness for a good cause!
It is our aim to get people talking about and being aware of domestic violence including children. This will play a part in stopping it from an early age. The way in which we discussed it with the children, as it is a sensitive and controversial topic for young children was that it is not ok ever to hurt anyone!
The white and black that the children were all wearing was a symbol of them not hurting anyone. All day at the centre we had a cake stall running with a huge range of cakes and sweets for the children and families to enjoy. Each cake sold for $1 each and the cake stall alone raised over $100 for the cause.
The week leading up the White ribbon day we sold white ribbons and raffle tickets! After all of the fundraising efforts we raised a phenomenal $305.65, which is the most we have ever raised for a fundraising event at the centre.
Thank you to all our families who took part in, donated and helped us raise the money and awareness!
For further information on White Ribbon Day or Domestic Violence visit www.whiteribbon.org.au