Domestic violence charity Starick holding annual high tea

Starick chairwoman Wendy Wiley and chief executive Leanne Barron get ready for the high tea. Picture: Jon Hewson
Starick chairwoman Wendy Wiley and chief executive Leanne Barron get ready for the high tea. Picture: Jon Hewson

CHARITY Starick is encouraging people to come to a high tea to help raise funds for the services it provides.

Starick is a Cloverdale-based charity that supports women and children escaping family and domestic violence.

The high tea will take place at the Pagoda on Saturday May 12 to tie in with Mother’s Day, which is the next day.

Starick chief executive Leanne Barron said the charity was holding the high tea for the third time.

“It’s been really successful because it helps us with funds for extra programs that we run on top of our grant funding,” she said.

“One of the programs is Lived Experience, which is a writing program that helps domestic violence survivors gain confidence.

“We also run art therapy and help women who have no access to income because they may have come here on a visa with their partner.”

Ms Barron said they had about 100 people attend each of the high teas in the past two years but they were hopeful of getting 200 people this year.

“There will be a band – Jane and the Rain – raffles as well as speeches from women who have experienced domestic violence,” she said.

“There is a bit of fun but also a serious side to the day too.

“It’s our major fundraiser for the year and we appreciate the support of the community.”

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