Firstly I must apologise for not wishing the ladies who celebrate their birthdays in July in last week’s blog, so Happy Birthday and wishing you many more 🎂.
Today we had a visit from Krystiana from RizeUp Australia who spoke to us about the work they do in the community. It is hard to fathom that Domestic Violence is so prevalent across Australia and we still class ourselves as the “lucky country”. In NSW alone RizeUp fit out 4 homes a week as they are referred by DV Agencies. Their aim is to provide a safe and comfortable home for those fleeing from domestic violence so the families can start a new and safe life. We were able to donate 12 baby quilts and a cot quilt newly completed by Sheila to Krystiana as she was buying a cot after leaving us today for a new placement. All homes are fitted out with new furniture, a rug and bed linen plus basic kitchen items, a craft or toy package for the new occupants. A Q&A was held after the talk and we found it very helpful and informative.