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Canberra family to run half-marathon to fund domestic violence services in PNG

By Ashlee - 20 May 2016 0

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ANU academic Professor Stephen Howes, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Dr Clare Holberton and their teenage son Matthew will all be running the YMCA Canberra Half Marathon this Sunday (May 22) to raise funds for Femili PNG, a Papua New Guinean NGO that runs a crisis centre in Lae.

Stephen first ran the course in 1987 and has run it most years since returning to Canberra in 2005. This is the second year Clare has run it, and it is Matthew’s first run of this distance.

The crisis centre in Lae that Femili PNG operates was opened two years ago. It helps women and children who have experienced family and sexual violence get the services and protection they need, and provides emergency support and practical help for survivors to achieve longer-term solutions to the violence in their lives.

Funds raised will help with Femili PNG’s operations and expansion. Stephen serves as Chair of the Femili PNG board, and other ANU colleagues also provide pro-bono support.

Last year, Clare and Stephen raised $7,500 for Femili PNG. This year they are aiming to double that amount.

You can sponsor Stephen, Clare and Matthew via a tax-deductible donation here. To find out more about Femili PNG’s work, visit the website.

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