MILDURA Rural City Council is taking its support for White Ribbon Australia to the streets of Adelaide this Sunday, with a local team to take part in the City-Bay Fun Run.
This is the second year a group of Council staff will participate in the event, with the aim to raise funds and awareness around preventing violence against women.
Last year’s team raised more than $4000 for White Ribbon Australia, with year’s group hoping to raise even more.
A team of 14 people from Council will head to Adelaide and participate in either the 6km or 12km run, or a 3km or 6km walk.
They have been training regularly in preparation for the event.
Council’s White Ribbon Committee Chair, and general manager Development, Mandy Whelan, PICTURED, will be running this weekend, and said the team’s entry was one of numerous White Ribbon Australia initiatives Council undertakes each year.
“This is another way we can show our support, and importantly raise awareness about White Ribbon on a much larger scale,” she said. “It’s fantastic to see Council staff embracing our support for White Ribbon in this way.
“White Ribbon’s ultimate aim is to reduce incidents of violence against women through continually raising awareness and we feel this is a great way to do that.”
Since forming earlier this year, Council’s White Ribbon Run team has already raised more than $1500 for White Ribbon Australia, and is encouraging the community to continue supporting the team ahead of the event.
To donate visit https://citybay2018.everydayhero.com/au/MRCCWhiteRibbonTeam.
The City-Bay Fun Run started more than 40 years ago and is one of the biggest fun runs in Australia, in the past attracting more than 40,000 participants.
This year’s event will take participants from the centre of Adelaide to Glenelg. Individual team members from Council will cover their own entry fees, travel and accommodation costs for the event.
For more information about Council’s commitment to White Ribbon Australia, including becoming Mildura’s first White Ribbon-accredited workplace, visit www.mildura.vic.gov.au/Council/White-Ribbon-Workplace-Accreditation.