Grenfell ready to walk to stamp out violence for White Ribbon Day 2019

STAMPING IT OUT: Grenfell Community Health's Ellie Schiller is all ready for White Ribbon Day next week. Photo: Rebecca Hewson.
STAMPING IT OUT: Grenfell Community Health's Ellie Schiller is all ready for White Ribbon Day next week. Photo: Rebecca Hewson.

With Grenfell's White Ribbon Day event growing bigger each and every year the community is more than ready for its march down Main Street next week.

The whole Weddin community is invited to join Grenfell Voices Against Violence when they march on Wednesday November 13 to raise awareness around domestic and family violence.

Chairperson for Grenfell Voices Against Violence committee Elly Schiller said those taking part in the march set the standard for acceptable behaviour.

"If we can teach children from a young age about respect, this will transpire through the ages," Elly said.

"If we can set the standard for respectful behaviour and gender equality in the community, at home and in the workplace, we can eliminate violence against women, men and children.

"We do this by standing up, speaking out and acting when it comes to violence," she said.

The walk will kick off from Main Street Medical Service and finish at the Salvation Army Hall with participants asked to meet at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

Following on from the march will be a morning tea and a discussion with guest speakers solicitor Peter Moffitt and White Ribbon ambassador Danny Jacket.

The event and morning tea are free with everyone invited to attend and support the White Ribbon campaign to stop domestic and family violence in the Weddin Shire.

"We are taking an active step to challenge the status quo, to treat everyone with equality and respect and we encourage others in our community to join us," Elly said.

"Together we can intervene and prevent violence in our community."

For more information on the White Ribbon walk or Grenfell Voices Against Violence contact Elly on 6340 1750.

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 for advice or support.

This free service provides confidential advice and is open 24/7. In an emergency call the police on 000. All incidents of violence should be reported to the police.