Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Hospital Bake-Off and Ball for White Ribbon

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Hospital Bake-Off and Ball for White Ribbon

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THE Hervey Bay Hospital's main entrance looked more like a bakery than a waiting room last week when they held a bake sale to raise money for White Ribbon.

White Ribbon is best known for advocating women's right to live safely and free from experiencing domestic violence.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Clinical Lead Domestic Violence Project Bernadette Bradshaw said their goal was to raise awareness and money for an important and worthwhile charity.

"As emergency service workers, we are faced with domestic violence issues on a daily basis," she said.

"We see the impacts of physical, psychological and emotional abuse on individuals and families, and we care for these people during some of the most distressing and sensitive times in their lives."

Ms Bradshaw said although White Ribbon campaigned to stop violence against women, the emergency department treated a broad demographic of domestic violence victims.

"There is not one typical group affected by DV (domestic violence)," she said. …

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