The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association has donated $2,000 to Reclaim the Night in recognition of its 30 years of work helping victims of domestic violence.
Reclaim the Night, the organisation which leads an annual march against violence towards women and provides assistance to victims of domestic violence, has received its cheque for $2,000 from the SGLBA Good Works Fund.
Established as a way of giving back to the community, the Good Works Fund is an ongoing kitty which raises money through the Lemons with a Twist and Fruits in Suits nights, to assist a range of community organisations.
SGLBA president Scott Quine says the board’s decision to donate to Reclaim the Night was based on personal reasons as well as respect for the assistance it has given to gay and lesbian people in situations of domestic violence.
One of our board members had personal dealings with Reclaim the Night, as they assist women, including many lesbians, deal with the effects of physical violence and abuse so it seemed like a more than appropriate choice for the funds raised this month, he said.
The SGLBA will continue to play its small part in assisting community groups financially so we can all feel safe, well into the future.
The Reclaim the Night march will be held on 31 October this year. For more information head to www.reclaimthenight-sydney.com. For more information on the SGLBA head to www.gaybusiness.com.au.