Thirty kilometres to help domestic violence victims

FOR A CAUSE: Nicky Cannon, Joanne Warren and Karen Cunningham encourage everyone to register for Sahssi 30.
FOR A CAUSE: Nicky Cannon, Joanne Warren and Karen Cunningham encourage everyone to register for Sahssi 30.

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Thirty kilometres for domestic violence victims 

It’s time to dust off the joggers and register for Sahssi30.

The domestic violence fundraiser 30 kilometre walk will be held on Saturday, August 12 and all money will go to Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven and Illawarra (SAHSSI). 

The local organisation helps women and children escaping domestic violence and provides them with crisis accommodation.

Huskisson resident Joanne Warren is one of the organisers of the event, and said it’s had already had a positive response. 

“There has a been a very positive response to the walk with lots of interest on Facebook (search Sahssi 30) and we look like easily hitting the fifty mark for participants,” she said. 

“We would love more to register by donating their $100 directly to Sahssi.”

Several Huskission and Vincentia businesses, and Huskisson CWA have supported the event.

“It’s recognition of the desire for cultural change and a safe environment for women and children as all money raised goes directly to the Nowra Women’s refuge,” Joanne said. 

“This is a day for all community members to show their support for the women and children of the Shoalhaven and celebrate our unique and beautiful.”

Sahssi 30 will see walkers hit the path from Huskisson White Sands Park to Booderee National Park and back. 

The community event will see people gather from 7am in the park, with the walk beginning at 8am. 

If 30 kilometres stretches the athleticism a little too much, walkers are welcome to join along the way, or bow out when needed. 

Everyone is encouraged to wear SAHSSI’s colours of purple and green.

Register here and write Sahssi30 in the comment box. Registration can also be done via the Sahssi 30 Facebook page or by emailing joanne.warren24@gmail.com

Details about the day and the donation is also available on the Sahssi 30 Facebook page.

 If people are unable to walk they may like to donate goods such as those listed below and these can be dropped off at the event marquee on the day.

  • Emergency care packs: Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner etc.
  • Linen: Towels, bedsheets, quilts and blankets (new if possible)
  • Homewares: Cutlery, pots,  pans, glasses, tea towels, cups etc. (good condition)
  • Toddlers: Toothbrush and toothpaste and hygiene products
  • Food: Cereals, canned/ packet food with a long expiry date, sugar, tea and coffee
  • Vouchers: Food and emergency items to be used only in emergency situations.
  • White Goods: Washing machines, dryers and fridges. Drop off to be organised to the refuge.
  • Furniture: Items in good condition, suitable for reuse for the clients. Drop off to be organised to the refuge.