SAFE SPACE: Sgt Nadine Webster and Yvonne Black prepare for the Pamper with a Purpose high tea.
SAFE SPACE: Sgt Nadine Webster and Yvonne Black prepare for the Pamper with a Purpose high tea. Inga Williams

High tea for big issue

ALTHOUGH Domestic Violence Prevention Month is over, the fight against domestic and family violence is still continuing in Ipswich.

Sergeant Nadine Webster said the Ipswich District Crime Prevention Unit were once again working in partnership with the Pamper with a Purpose Committee to facilitate another high tea and symposium to address violence against women and children.

"It's about raising awareness of what domestic violence is and how to prevent it," Sgt Webster said.

"We will have a mini expo with a number of service providers.

"We want to bring the issue out into the open and do something about it."

The Pamper with a Purpose Committee consists of representatives from Ipswich City Council, West Moreton Women's Health, Family Planning Queensland, Ipswich Women's Centre Against Domestic Violence, patron Mayoress Janet Pisasale and is supported this year by the Ipswich Hospital Foundation.

Sgt Webster said guest speakers at the event would include journalist Kathleen Noonan, representation from the Task Force Argos, Dr Jenny Ostini from the University of Southern Queensland and more.

"It will be a lovely day and the high tea is designed to provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere," she said.

"We want people to book tickets now to secure their place."

Pamper with a Purpose will be held at the Terrace Function Centre, North Ipswich Reserve, on October 23 from 9am.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by visiting http://www.ihfoundation.org.au or by phoning on 1300 736 428.


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