Harcourts South Coast staff to walk a mile in high heels for White Ribbon Australia

Harcourts South Coast's Mark Forde (right) and his Victor Harbor colleagues will walk a mile in high heels to raise funds and awareness for White Ribbon Australia.

Harcourts South Coast's Mark Forde (right) and his Victor Harbor colleagues will walk a mile in high heels to raise funds and awareness for White Ribbon Australia.

VICTOR HARBOR – Strolling in high heels is no walk in the park, which the blokes at a Victor Harbor real estate agency will soon discover when they walk a mile in high heels to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Harcourts South Coast staff will step into heels for the ‘Walk A Mile’ event on September 2, walking a mile from Adelaide’s Government House to Victoria Square with their supporters and other Harcourts staff from South Australia.

The event, organised by the Harcourts Foundation, brings Harcourts staff across Australia together to show solidarity and bring attention to violence against women.

All funds raised go to White Ribbon’s ‘Breaking the Silence’ program in primary and secondary schools across Australia, aimed at creating generational change in attitudes toward violence. Last year, nearly 800 Harcourts staff, family, friends and supporters across Australia walked a mile in women’s heels.

White Ribbon Australia engages men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the attitude and behaviour of some men who commit violence against women. It is based on the understanding that most men are not violent.

The topic is a personal one for Harcourts South Coast’s Andrea Lind, whose family has been affected by domestic violence.

Andrea will again walk in memory of her cousin Katrina Coker, known as Kate, who was killed by her partner in 2012.

White Ribbon day is marked later on in the year, November 25.

Sadly in Australia an average of one woman a week is killed by a current or former partner.

To join or make a donation please visit their fundraising page at www.mycause.com.au/page/125691/harcourts-south-coast  or phone the Harcourts South Coast office on 8552 5744.

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