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Saturday, 22 August 2015 11:29

Support the Oct 17 Bravehearts Charity Ball by the NSW Police Force Mt Druitt & Parramatta LAC

Venue: Tivolli Room at The Rooty Hill RSL Club

Date: Sat October 17 - 6.30pm

Supporitn Bravehearts www.bravehearts.org.au

Last year Mt Druitt Police held its inaugural Charity Ball.  We had over 400 people attend including Police Commissioner Andrew Scippione, local dignitaries and it was hosted by Channel Seven’s David Koch.  Thanks to your generous support we raised over $63,000, all of which went directly to Bravehearts and allowed them to fund their vital work here in NSW.  The money raised allowed Bravehearts to keep their NSW office open and their programs running for children in the local area and across the state. 

Due to the overwhelming success and an ongoing need to support Bravehearts, we are organising our second charity ball which will be held on Saturday 17 October, 2015 at Rooty Hill RSL. This year our evening will be hosted by Ray Hadley OAM.  We are once again seeking your support in the form of donations for raffles and auctions that can raise money for this vital cause.  We are hoping you’ll be able to offer your support again and make this years ball an even bigger success.

The Mt Druitt area has the highest rate of Domestic Violence incidents in NSW.  Coupled with this, the area also has one of the highest incidents of sexual assault and abuse against children.  The Police at Mt Druitt are dedicated to reducing the impact on this most vulnerable group, as are Bravehearts.

Bravehearts Inc. is Australia’s only children’s charity holistically dedicated to the issue of child sexual assault.  Bravehearts offers comprehensive counselling and education for children and young people together with parental support for non-offending family members, and advocacy for adult survivors. Bravehearts also invests in extensive training and research strategies in order to combat the complex issues associated with child sexual assault. Sadly statistics show that 1 in 5 children are sexually assaulted before the age of 18 so it is vital that we work together to educate, empower and protect Australia’s children.

An example of how $1000 raised can make a difference is:
• 100 children can gain access to the live Ditto Show to learn about personal safety; or
• 40 Crisis calls are professionally responded to; or
• 20 children receive a counselling session; or
• a SADS (Sexual Assault Disclosure Scheme) participant discloses information to Police resulting in the direct cessation of offending against another child; or
• any combination of these life changing interventions.

I hope that you will support our committee in our venture to raise funds for Bravehearts Inc. So they can continue delivering their crucial programs and services to this community.  

To purchase tickets, click here. Then scroll down and then select this event:
MT DRUITT AND PARRAMATTA POLICE CHARITY BALL 2015 (TIVOLI)

Thank you for your time and consideration and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Feel free to contact myself or any of the committee members should you have any further questions or need more information.

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