COVID has made for a tough year for charities and has also seen a surge in domestic violence, so charity Friends with Dignity is calling for donations to raise critical funds to assist people affected by family or domestic violence.
They’re holding a high tea fundraiser and writer Constance Hall has volunteered as keynote speaker, having been a survivor of domestic violence in an abusive relationship.
Despite the serious subject matter FwD is aiming for an afternoon of “inspiration, friendship and fun”.
This year FwD’s funds are being raised for the FriendSafe program, funding personal safety devices that contact emergency services when triggered.
Phones are sometimes controlled or confiscated by coercive partners. This device resembles a smartwatch but doesn’t need to be hooked up to a phone to operate like most of the watches.
The high tea is on Saturday May 15 at 2pm at Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough, tickets via events.humanitix.com/high-tea-with-friends-perth