Unitywater pounds pavement to help prevent domestic violence

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Unitywater pounds pavement to help prevent domestic violence

A 39-strong Unitywater team pounded the pavement this week and raised nearly $8500 to help prevent domestic and family violence.

The team participated in Australia’s CEO Challenge’s Darkness to Daylight event as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

The event saw more than 2500 people run or walk 110km, 10km or 3km along Brisbane River on 29-30 May.

Unitywater CEO George Theo said workplaces had a critical role to play in ending domestic and family violence in our communities.

“We are committed to promoting healthy relationships and supporting the amazing work that Australia’s CEO Challenge does,” Mr Theo said.

“We support two local refuges which help those experiencing domestic violence. Importantly, our support also stretches to helping change the behaviours of those who use violence – we need to stop it where it starts.

“I’m really proud of the effort our team has put in to raise awareness and a bit of money and take a stand against this type of violence.”

Mr Theo said Unitywater’s involvement in this team activity also complemented the organisation’s efforts as a White Ribbon accredited workplace and supported the Queensland Government’s ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ campaign.

Photo above: Members of the Unitywater Darkness to Daylight team.