OVER the weekend of 3 and 4 November more than 40 walkers took to the streets and bushland trails of the Mornington Peninsula in a two-day White Ribbon walk that has so far raised more than $2500.
The route of the inaugural walk went from Mount Eliza to Portsea and was supported by the Uniting churches of the Port Philip region and a Mornington Peninsula Shire flexi grant. Walkers covered 50 kilometres to make a stand against violence towards women.
Organiser Peter Hough described the experience as “truly humbling”, as the walkers promoted their cause to residents and campers along the way.
Money was raised for Restart your Life Retreats through the Tessa Jetson Foundation for women who have suffered violence.
“By hosting the Walk for A Cause and the White Ribbon Day event, Mount Martha Uniting Church is committed to raising awareness of the elimination of violence against women; rallying the community together to collectively address this global issue; instigating conversations with residents and local organisations about ways to change attitudes, expectations and acceptable behaviour,” he said.
To donate or register for White Ribbon Day event at Mount Martha Uniting Church on 25 November visit mtmarthaunitingevents.org.au