Help support our caring community members as they run/walk/jog/crawl/push or even cartwheel along one of the Gold Coast Marathon courses Saturday the 6th or Sunday 7th July 2019. There are junior courses, 5km and 10km courses, half marathon and full marathon...it doesn't matter how long, or how fast, this is about raising money to help keep our families safe and ensure the ongoing future of The Sanctuary.
Who is The Sanctuary?....
The Sanctuary Women's refuge is an amazing, privately owned facility located in a beautiful Gold Coast valley. 🌈 Their mission is to empower women and children escaping domestic violence. All too often pets are left behind in domestic cases and at the hands of the perpetrator simply because there is no other option, The Sanctuary is unique, they are the only refuge in Australia who take in families with boys over 12 years old, happily providing a safe and positive place that also includes care for the family's pets (and we all know how important that is to a family).❤️
Like most refuges they operate on a volunteer basis and are sadly undergoing severe cash-flow problems. Facilities such as this cost a lot of money to run, unfortunately domestic violence is continuing to increase whilst at the same time refuges such as this are declining. It is so important to the local community that places like The Sanctuary allow families to be safe and protect the next generation from the cycle of abuse.🙏
The Sanctuary has done so much, yet it still needs a lot of work, if we can raise the $20,000 target they will be able to finish their final family unit, complete with disability access...how cool is that?!
Please get behind everyone who is doing this for The Sanctuary because they are doing it for our community and if you're up for it join us! We won't be able to do it without you!