The Redlands community has the chance to enjoy a great night out while sending a powerful statement that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in their city.
The eighth annual Diner en Rouge, which raises awareness and funds to help prevent this form of violence, will be held on Saturday, May 27 at the Sheldon Event Centre.
Mayor Karen Williams said the dinner coincided with Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, which is held each May to raise community awareness and to affirm that DFV will not be tolerated.
“As a community we need to send the message that society does not accept this behaviour, that society does care, that society does still operate on values of respect, empathy, support and decency – and that we will protect each other,” she said.
“This year our traditionally red and white Diner en Rouge will turn ‘pink’, in honour of our partnership with the Small Steps 4 Hannah Foundation.
“This foundation, which uses pink as its colour, was established by Sue and Lloyd Clarke, parents of Hannah Clarke and grandparents to Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey, who died in February 2020, as a result of domestic violence.”
Hosted by radio personality and Small Steps 4 Hannah ambassador Abby Coleman, Diner en Rouge Goes Pink will return to a dinner format this year, following two years as a live stage show.
Visit redland.qld.gov.au/dinerenrouge for more information.