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Family fun day

Saturday, 18th April, 2015

Warra Warra Legal Service employee Ann-Maree Payne designed a leaf for the ‘Tree of Human Rights’ with six-year-old granddaughter Piper Spencer. PICTURE: Erica Visser Warra Warra Legal Service employee Ann-Maree Payne designed a leaf for the ‘Tree of Human Rights’ with six-year-old granddaughter Piper Spencer. PICTURE: Erica Visser

A change in venue due to the wet weather didn’t put a dampener on the Warra Warra Legal Service’s Family Fun Day yesterday.

The event, which encourages families to interact and seek out services in an informal environment, was moved from AJ Keast Park to the YMCA stadium at the last minute following steady rain overnight on Thursday.

“It’s fantastic and has been a steady stream (of people) all day. The Y has really pulled through,” said Principal Solicitor Eliza Hull.

“Last year we focused on ‘healing’ and this year the theme is ‘healthy families.’”

The event was run in partnership with Sydney-based independent legal service, ‘knowmore’, which provides free legal advice to Aboriginal people on their options for talking with the Royal Commission, set up to investigate child sexual abuse.

“Family days are important because people come here to socialise but it’s a day that people might also look at other issues,” said knowmore’s Aboriginal Engagement Adviser Glendra Stubbs.

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