BaptistCare’s third annual Halo Ball, raising much needed funds and awareness to help women and children experiencing domestic and family violence, will be held on Friday 4 May, 2018 at Doltone House on Darling Island in Sydney.
This vital event raises funds for front-line support services, including counselling, crisis housing and financial support, for women and children experiencing violent and oppressive relationships, as they rebuild their lives and break the cycle of violence.
With previous years’ entertainment showcasing Ricki-Lee, Deborah Knight, Natarsha Belling, Justice Crew, the NSW Police Rock Band, a cappella group The Newtones, and comedian Vince Sorrenti, the 2018 line up will certainly not disappoint.
BaptistCare General Manager of Community Services, Robert Ellis, said, “While much work has been done to bring the issue of domestic and family violence into the national consciousness in recent years, many women and children are still unable to access vital services to ensure their safety”.
“As a leading front-line service provider for over 30 years, we have assisted thousands of women and children fleeing domestic violence, but without more support many calls for help will continue to go unanswered”.
“We hope The Halo Ball will not only shine a light on the issues we need to address for deep change to occur, but also give people in the community an opportunity to contribute directly to support services that will ultimately save the lives of women and children experiencing domestic and family violence”, he said.
The Halo Ball started out in 2016 as Sydney’s first fundraising event for women and children affected by domestic and family violence.
Sponsorship and ticket packages will be available in early 2018 from haloball.org.au