High heels not a hindrance

Organised by East Fremantle resident Sandy Taylor, the event is the local version of an international men�s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.

She said last year�s event, held at Burswood Park, attracted three teams but more than 10 were due to sign up to

Ms Taylor said the event was based on the old saying �you can�t understand another person�s experience until you�ve walked a mile in their shoes�, with men literally slipping into high heels to walk for one mile to raise awareness and funds for sexualised violence, education, prevention and remediation.

�It�s designed to be a fun event to raise awareness and money for a very serious problem. The event aims to highlight and bring to the forefront the problem of gender violence against women worldwide,� she said.

D�Orsogna Limited Financial Controller Roseanne Thomas said she learned of the event as a membership of Soroptimist International Fremantle.

�Sandy came to talk to us last year and we wanted to support her important message,� Ms Thomas said.

The Fremantle Soroptimists will donate D�Orsogna sausages for breakfast at the event, which will also be attended by 2014 participants Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt and South Fremantle Football Club captain Ryan Cook.