20 May BSL, 2AL and Rio Tinto Stand with the Community Against Domestic & Family Violence
Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL), Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL), and Rio Tinto Yarwun were proud to be involved in the 2020 ‘Virtual’ Boyne Tannum Hook Up, where they also took the opportunity to support the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence (CCRDFV) organisation.
During the three-day Virtual Hook Up, BSL, QAL and Rio Tinto donated double their pledged Hook Up cash prize money to CCRDFV, providing an additional $1200 in funding to the group.
CCRDFV provide frontline services with the opportunity to get together and share information on funding changes, service provision and emerging trends to do with domestic and family violence.
CCRDFV chairperson Vicki Dredge said “The support we received from BSL, QAL and Rio Tinto is vital for the CCRDFV. Everything we do is provided to our local community at no cost.
“Being available for people to ask questions and to find out how they can be supported is so important. Some people have experienced domestic and family violence their whole life, so they don’t know that there is an alternative to living under the control of someone else.”
“Being able to show them that there is an alternative is a big step towards changing that culture.”
BSL acting general manager Alan Milne praised the organisation for its service to the community:
“We need to ensure we continue to have these discussions about domestic and family violence within our community.”
“With May being Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, it’s a key opportunity to bring this important issue out from behind closed doors and look at ways we can support people impacted by Domestic and Family Violence.”
CCRDFV in partnership with QAL and BSL have also just released the 2020 Women’s and Men’s Safety Cards and Youth Safety Cards, which provide key contacts available within our local community.