Stopping domestic and family violence is everybody’s business

Stopping domestic and family violence is everybody’s business

Toiletries and personal items worth over $300 were donated to Coordinated Community Response to Domestic & Family Violence (CCRDFV) last month by the Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) Team.

Collected through CCRDFV’s GLAD Pack Collection Bins during their recent Paint the Town Purple campaign, the items will go towards men, women and children leaving domestic and family violence situation in the Gladstone Region community.

“Change starts with one small act, and BSL continues to take steps to raise awareness and start those conversations to make a difference on their site and within the local community,” CCRDFV Chair Vicki Dredge said.

CCRDFV Treasurer Charmaine Tolhurst thanked the combined efforts of BSL, QAL and Rio Tinto Yarwun for their support with the Paint the Town Purple and GLAD Pack campaigns.

“It was amazing to see the creative ways that they supported the campaign and the number of crucial conversations started because of this,” she said.

“A recent increase in website visits and donations has been noted over the last couple of months and is considered to be attributed to local businesses and industry getting behind the important messages and encouraging the difficult conversations.”

As Here for Gladstone, BSL, QAL and Rio Tinto Yarwun, this year again funded CCRDFV’s Paint the Town Purple campaign which saw key messages displayed around the region.

To learn about CCRDFV’s programs including Empowering Maintenance, which empowers women in crisis situations by allowing them the freedom to grow and learn the most basic of vehicle maintenance and care, and Rise Up Be Yourself, a personal fitness program, head to