STOP THE VIOLENCE: Ian Mylrea and Brant Duff are running a White Ribbon Day Breakfast.
STOP THE VIOLENCE: Ian Mylrea and Brant Duff are running a White Ribbon Day Breakfast. Max Fleet BUNWRB

Community has vital role to play to stop domestic violence

A CAMPAIGN to stop violence against women will come to the fore in November with a White Ribbon Day Breakfast at the RSL.

The event, sponsored by East Bundaberg Rotary Club, is open to the public.

Ian Mylrea, a White Ribbon ambassador, said the community had a role to play in putting the subject under the spotlight.

"It is certainly a very difficult subject, and the impact it has on families, individuals and the greater community needs to be addressed," Mr Mylrea said.

Event organiser Brant Duff said it was vital that the issue of domestic violence was brought out into the open and was discussed by all sectors of the community.

"Last year we had a number of students from the local high school participate and one even raised the question as to how we could bring the White Ribbon message into the school system, which was terrific," Mr Duff said.

"We intend having schools represented again this year. That's where change has to begin, with the younger generations."

CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chanellor Andrew Bridges will be the guest speaker.

Tickets are $25 and available from Canelanders in Toonburra St, InnStyle Mensland and West Car Sales on Walker St.

The breakfast starts at.615am



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