Bette Bonney, Lois James and Owen Bonney from the Safe Haven management committee.
Bette Bonney, Lois James and Owen Bonney from the Safe Haven management committee. Georja Ryan

Maintaining a safe haven

IF YOU visited Bunnings on Saturday morning, chances are you were greeted by a bunch of smiling faces and the smell of delicious barbecued sausages.

Warwick's Safe Haven put on a sausage sizzle to raise money for the charity which helps those affected by domestic violence.

Management committee representative Bette Bonney said the charity needed all the support it could get to ensure Safe Haven could continue to operate as it does.

"The community has been really generous with their support and for today, we had very generous support from the Warwick Westside butchers and Brumby's and the Sovereign Hotel," Mrs Bonney said.

Mrs Bonney said there was a history of domestic violence cases escalating over the Christmas and New Year period for a number of reasons and we should all be aware of the issue plaguing our society.

She said the reasons behind the escalating violence varied.

"Financial stress, more alcohol and those two combined. Custody of children is also a big one," she said.

Contacts

If you need any assistance call Domestic Violence Connect on 1800811811.

If you would like any information about Safe Haven, call Bette Bonney on 0429432510 or Lois James on 46618860.


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