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22 April, 2021

DV emergency packs donated

THE Tolga QCWA has done their part in helping domestic violence victims after putting together and donating special domestic violence emergency packs to the Tablelands Women’s Centre.

By Rhys Thomas

Tolga QCWA President Janice Ryan with Treasurer Susan Fowke giving the domestic violence packs to Program co-ordinator Kellie.

THE Tolga QCWA has done their part in helping domestic violence victims after putting together and donating special domestic violence emergency packs to the Tablelands Women’s Centre. 

The packs contained essential items such as soaps, conditioners and other hygiene items along with crocheted items and toys for children. 

These packs are then distributed to victims of domestic violence at the centre to use and ensure that they feel safe and comfortable. 

President of the Tolga QCWA Janice Ryan said that it was important to have these packs there for women and children to utilise when they arrive at the centre. 

“When the women arrive in these situations, they are given an emergency pack to get them through because when they arrive, they virtually have nothing,” she said.

“A lot of times women arrive with their children and the toys are there so that the kids don’t feel lost.

“We felt that we needed to do something, and this is what we decided on because of what we have heard about domestic violence on the Tablelands.” 

The Tolga QCWA was able to get the funds for the emergency packs through their Cent Sale with the remainder of the money raised donated into the Tablelands Women’s Centre.  


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