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Turning Red to End Domestic Violence

The Red Rose Foundation have launched the Red Bench Project to build a permanent reminder that domestic violence occurs within all of our communities. The presence of a Red Bench in a public location aims to raise public awareness and provide an opportunity for this important issue to remain visible. It is our aim to have at least one Red Bench in every local government area in Queensland. Each bench will carry a plaque. The first of the red benches was unveiled on 15th May in Cleveland by Redlands Mayor Karen Williams. The Red Bench in Cleveland is the first of many across Queensland. There are now over 40 re benches from local government, state government and community groups. The Red Rose Foundation is a National not for profit charity who works to end domestic violence across our communities. We are especially concerned at the high number of domestic violence deaths that occur each year through homicide and suicide. We also acknowledge that tragically, many domestic violence related deaths have many predictive elements and are largely considered preventable. If you would like to join us, we are asking for local and state government and other community groups to paint one existing public bench red, arrange and pay for the cost of the metal plaque with the wording Domestic Violence: Lets Change The Ending. The plaque may also include dual logos: The Red Rose Foundation and the logo of your own organisation. The Red Rose Foundation can supply plaques to other not for profit groups if needed.

Brisbane locations:

Bulimba –  SCIP, Cnr Oxford St and Stuart St
Bulimba Riverside Park
Ascot – Racecourse Rd, Ascot
Runcorn – Wakerley Park , Cnr Nathan Rd and Dew Street
Sandgate – Einbunpin Lagoon
Wooloongabba – Raymond Park
Annerley – Bus stop seat 20/21 Ipswich rd
Wynnum – SCIP – Cnr Bay Terrace and Florence Street
Forest Lake – at new bbq area in front of 5 esplanade
Cannon Hill – SCIP – Cnr Wynnum rd and Barrack rd
Carindale – Carindale Rec reserve
Stones Corner – SCIP – Inbound Outside of Aldi Near Bus Stop
Nundah – 1265 Sandgate Road

Chermside – Near pool entry
Mt Gravatt – Logan rd, SCIP – Outside City Cave Shop
Indooroopilly – Station rd
Runcorn – Grenier Park
Brisbane CBD – Emma Miller Place
Chermside West – Raven Street Reserve
Jindalee – Boat ramp
Enoggera Ward – Expression of interest received – location TBA
Harold Kielly Park – Bracken Ridge – Site identified and new seat install in progress
Powerhouse Park  – Site identified and new seat i

Red Bench Bundaberg

By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Red Bench|

A Red Bench for Bundaberg. Thanks to Churches of Christ Care. Read article from Bundaberg Now: https://www.bundabergnow.com/2019/06/25/red-bench-domestic-violence/?fbclid=IwAR0r83SzEVBNazL6SIxiCvCnzEe2i-smCOcyWJCmYyDgocXGfmVhKr9gCyI

Red Bench Rockhampton

By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Red Bench|

Another Red Bench has been unveiled. This time Rockhampton. A partnership with Community Corrections, Queensland Police Service and Red Rose Foundation. Thank you everyone! It is amazing the conversations that occur on the red bench and [...]