Mandurah Harcourts staff taking steps to end violence


Harcourts Mandurah staff Paul Harris and Craig Timmens.
Harcourts Mandurah staff Paul Harris and Craig Timmens.

HARCOURTS Mandurah staff hosted Walk a Mile in Their Shoes in support of White Ribbon on Friday.

Participants were encouraged to wear heels and walk along a designated public route.

Funds raised were donated to White Ribbon’s Breaking the Silence program in primary and secondary schools across Australia. The aim of the program is to create generational change in attitudes toward violence.

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The event raised $100,000 nationwide last year, including $15,000 in WA. Harcourts WA chief executive Paul Blakeley said organisers hoped to double the funds raised this year.

“That would be $30,000 in Perth. It’s ambitious but we are doing what we can to promote and build the event,” he said.

Mr Blakeley said Kate Moir – who escaped serial killers David and Catherine Birnie in 1986 and alerted police to their crimes – was the event’s ambassador as part of her work to end violence.

“She is tirelessly campaigning and has been pushing the State Government to abolish mandatory parole for violent criminals,” he said.

All proceeds will go to the White Ribbon Foundation.

To donate, visit mycause.com.au.