High Tea Launch at McAuley House

Dessert Queen and 2014 Masterchef Finalist Emelia Jackson launched our High Tea Appeal to run throughout May to raise funds for women and children escaping family violence and who are homeless.

The appeal, launched ahead of Mother’s Day this weekend has been organised by McAuley Community Services for Women, Victoria’s only organisation providing women- specific accommodation and support services for women and children escaping family violence, who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness.

McAuley Community Services for Women also operates Victoria’s only accessible safe house open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing crisis accommodation to women and their children escaping family violence. 

“This year 34 women have been killed within the first 17 weeks of 2015 because of family violence. People are at a loss to know what to do or how to help,” said Chief Executive Officer, Ms Bignold, at the launch at McAuley House.

“Mother’s Day is this weekend and these women’s families will not be able to enjoy a cuppa or a celebration with friends and family,” she added.

Ms Bignold said she is asking Victorians to host a high tea or gather friends or colleagues together for a morning or afternoon tea to raise funds to support the organisation’s work in keeping with women and their children safe after escaping family violence.

Caption: Ellen Sandel, Member for Melbourne joined Emelia and Joce for tea and cakes at the launch.