Canberrans are encouraged to turn up in droves for this evening’s (1 May) Brumbies semifinal against the Western Force. It’s set to be a cracking game – and it’s also a chance to support DVCS (the Domestic Violence Crisis Services), the chosen charity for the game.
Staff will be on hand throughout the night to spread an important message about their work and raise much-needed funds.
DVCS community development and engagement manager Alanna Davis will be there to cheer on the Brumbies, particularly Andrew Muirhead, a DVCS charity champion.
“We’ll be doing face-painting in the Brumbies colours down at the Mal Meninga stand-side as well as selling raffle tickets,” she says.
Fifty per cent of all proceeds from the raffle ticket sales on the night will go to DCVS, while the winner will go home with the other half.
A large contingent of volunteers and staff will be present to spread the word about just how important DVCS is to the community at large.
“We provide support services not only to victims of domestic violence but also to those members of the community who might use violence, when they want to stop.
“It’s important that we are seen out and about so that if people do need our services, they know where to find us and how to access them,” Alanna says.
Raffle tickets for the 50/50 prize can be purchased online in case you can’t make it to the game.
The winner will be drawn at half time and does not need to be in attendance to claim their prize.
DVCS hopes to smash the previous raffle record of $3285 when the winner walked away with $1642.50. But you’ve got to be in it to win it!
Kick-off at 7:45 pm at GIO Stadium. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online.