Burdekin blokes urged to take oath to stop violence against women


Burdekin blokes are being urged to take an oath to stop violence against women next week.

Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the oaths would be taken as part of White Ribbon Day in Ayr on Friday, November 7.

“This is a great opportunity for local men to come together and show they will not tolerate violence against women,” he said.

“The morning is being organised by the Burdekin Community Association and they have lined up a couple of great speakers – Townsville District White Ribbon Day Ambassador Sergeant Mark Lance and Home Hill Officer in Charge Sergeant Brett Smith.

“I would encourage our local blokes to show their support by coming along and swearing an oath as part of a nationwide campaign to stop violence against women.”

The Swear Your Oath for White Ribbon Day breakfast will be held at 7am on Friday, November 7, at Clove Restaurant in Ayr.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Seanne O’Shea or Rebecca Grogan at the Burdekin Community Association on 4783 3744 by October 31, 2014. Tickets are $25 for full buffet breakfast and can be purchased from the Burdekin Community Association.

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