Merc Sponsor Gala to Aid Women’s Domestic Violence Shelters
October 22 2016
On Friday, 8th July 2016, The Sanctuary held its biggest annual fundraising event – Winter Wonderland Gala Dinner at the Castle Hill RSL Club. Proudly sponsored by Merc Capital the night aimed to raise desperately needed funds to help support the great work provided by The Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary help to provide emergency crisis shelter to women and children who have fled from domestic violence. Providing a safe place to stay and qualified shelter staff mean women and children can escape violent situations without having to worry about obstacles that would deter many families from leaving.
The Hills Women’s Shelter was officially opened in April 2016 after much hard work and dedication by the board of Women’s Community Shelters. The Queensland Investment Corporation generously donated a 6 bedroom property rent free for 3 years to be used exclusively for women and children in need.
The night was attended by influential business leaders, well-known TV personalities and members of the local community who are dedicated to The Sanctuary’s work. The Winter Wonderland Gala Dinner aimed to raise awareness to the community of the fantastic work The Sanctuary does. All money raised on the night goes to help continue the mission of providing women and children a safe escape from domestic violence.
Nights such as the Winter Wonderland Gala Dinner are a main part of The Sanctuary’s fundraising calendar. They help to provide organizations like The Sanctuary with the means needed to continue their amazing work.