Only Domestic Violence Charity in City2Surf

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HKWS 2017 City2Surf team members in training, including Matt Kean MP (far right) and Karen Hardy, Board Director (next to Matt)
HKWS 2017 City2Surf team members in training, including Matt Kean MP (far right) and Karen Hardy, Board Director (next to Matt)

Want to support our local community, get fit and support your local women’s shelter at the same time? Hornsby Kuring- gai Women’s Shelter is the only local and only domestic violence/homelessness charity partner in this year’s City2Surf on Sunday 13 August. Participate and you can improve your health – and help empower local women in crisis to create a better future!

It’s easy to support the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter (HKWS) and be part of the world’s largest fun run. Register now and follow the simple links to nominate the HKWS as your City2Surf charity. Run as an individual or join the HKWS team – the choice is yours! There’s no minimum donation and lots of fun, tips and support by HKWS to help you train and cross the finish line. Already registered? Why not encourage friends or family to join in, get fit and support HKWS as well?

“Amazingly, last year was the first time we were involved in the City2Surf and we raised nearly $23,000,” comments Sallianne McClelland, President of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter. “We’d love to raise even more this year so we can fund more beds in the future.”

To find out more, simply follow this link to get started: www. hkws.org.au/city2surf

The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter is community funded and run – without any direct government assistance. Close to half a million dollars is needed each year to keep our doors open. The shelter provides around the clock caseworkers, food and accommodation plus a team of volunteers work tirelessly without taking a cent to provide everything else needed to keep the shelters running.

“After staying with us, 85% of our clients are able to turn their lives around but it’s heartbreaking we need to turn away on average 5 women a week due to our limited resources,” said Sallianne.

For more information on Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter please visit: www.hkws.org.au