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#UnitedForChange - Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Luncheon

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#UnitedForChange - Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Luncheon | Saturday 13 May 2023 at Southport Sharks Events Centre will be the biggest event in support of National Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Month on the Gold Coast in 2023 and is an opportunity for the community and corporate sector to demonstrate they are committed to making a stand and affecting change.

Funds raised will support four worthwhile grassroots charities working on the frontline in the domestic and family violence space including Red Rose Foundation AustraliaHearts Of PurpleThe Allison Baden-Clay Foundation and the establishment of The Kelly Wilkinson Foundation*

TICKETS are only $149 each (incl. BF) and include a gourmet 2-course lunch, 3-hour beverage package, entertainment, raffles, auctions and guest speakers.

We are honoured to announce that our event keynote speaker will be construction entrepreneur and affordable housing advocate, Tamika Smith!

As the Founding Director of My Bella Casa and Founder of #Top100Women, Tamika Smith has been widely acknowledged and respected for the work she has contributed by building commercially viable companies with a social values system to deliver social and affordable housing.

Tamika lead the #istandforkelly movement uniting the entire construction sector to support domestic violence victim, Kelly Wilkinson and her children left behind by rallying the sector to ensure eight children were supported by building a new home to mark a new beginning.

#UnitedForChange is proudly supported by our generous Event Partners, Tara Brown Foundation and DV LAWYER.

The Tara Brown Foundation is an inspiring grassroot charity committed to raising funds to help keep qualified facilities up-and-running to protect those faced with the consequences of Domestic Violence and strives to help provide safe, liveable shelters run by professional organisers, counsellors and security.

DV LAWYER offers strong representation where there is emotional and financial abuse, in addition to those cases involving sexual and physical abuse. Whether you are an Aggrieved seeking protection or responding to accusations as a Respondent, DV Lawyer is with you every step of the way.

We also appreciate the generous support of Gold Sponsor, Sam O'Connor MP and Silver Sponsor, Choices Flooring Helensvale.

Sam O'Connor MP is the proud member for Bonney serving Labrador, Biggera Waters, Arundel, Parkwood, The Surrounds and Southport. As the Gold Sponsor of #UnitedForChange, Mr O'Connor hopes to support DV-affected communities and our four grassroot charity recipients.

Choices Flooring Helensvale are the flooring experts when it comes to finding clients the right flooring solution for their home. With over 30 years of combined experience and one of the largest ranges on the Gold Coast, Choices Flooring Helensvale ensure your flooring is the right choice for you and your family.

Finally, we are thrilled to announce our brilliant Media Partner, Zanthii Communications.

Zanthii Communications is a full-service Gold Coast-based agency, servicing clients locally, nationally and internationally. The boutique agency specialises in all aspects of public relations, social media management, content creation, website and IT solutions, event management support, business development and marketing services.


We are appealing to businesses and members of the community who may like to donate gift vouchers or items to our charity raffle and auction. If you would like to further support this event with Sponsorship or donating prizes for the raffle/auction, please email or phone Zoe 0413 591 055.

*providing funding to assist with launching the Kelly Wilkinson Foundation (in process of being registered with ACNC) to provide tangible and immediate support and assistance to secondary victims of Domestic Violence

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