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Local generosity inspires

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015

Knit n Yarn group member Jo Tozer (left) and BH Staying Home Leaving Violence coordinator Fiona Camilleri with one of the donated rugs yesterday. Knit n Yarn group member Jo Tozer (left) and BH Staying Home Leaving Violence coordinator Fiona Camilleri with one of the donated rugs yesterday.

A support service for victims of domestic violence says it’s been inspired by the generosity of local donors since opening its doors last year. 

The latest act of support has come from the Knit n Yarn group which has donated two brightly coloured rugs to Broken Hill Staying Home Leaving Violence.

One of the rugs will be given to a client to use while the other will be raffled to raise money for the service, which operates out of a shopfront on the town square. 

Since opening in October the service has been helping women and children escape violence by providing home safety audits, case management and safety plans, as well as referrals to services for financial, legal and personal assistance.    

“The demand for this service is increasing and without the assistance of community-minded individuals, groups and businesses, we cannot meet this important community need,” coordinator Fiona Camilleri said. 

“SHLV would like to thank the community for demonstrating their deep commitment to our work by donating the much needed warm blankets and personal items for our women and their children in crisis.

“The staff at SHLV are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors who answer the call to give again and again.”

The Knit n Yarn group meets at the City Library each Friday morning between 10am and 12pm and welcomes new members and any donations of wool (especially 8-ply acrylic).

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