Tara’s Story

If you are in immediate danger – call 000 NOW!

Other help no.s below:

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit www.1800respect.org.au.

DV Connect Womensline

Womensline assists Women to obtain refuge accommodation, counselling and referral to other services –

Call 1800 811 811 or visit DV Connect on www.dvconnect.org/womensline.

 Mensline

Ph 1800600636

Mensline is a free, confidential telephone, counselling, referral and support service especially set up for men

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14 or visit Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au.

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636 or visit Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.com.au.

The Tara Brown Foundation is a charity named in memory of Tara Brown, a young mother who died on September 9th, 2015 at the hands of her partner during a horrific act of domestic violence. It was the circumstances surrounding her death that forged the idea for this foundation in the hope that our loss might serve to prevent similar tragedies to others. And to help the public in general better understand that Domestic Violence isn’t isolated to certain stereotypes – it can happen to anyone, anywhere.

Tara was not alone. In fact, she belonged to a large, extended family and was very loved. She was outgoing, an accomplished touch football player and celebrated many achievements at the highest levels of the game. She was well respected by the touch football community.

The thing that really made people gravitate towards Tara was her always-present smile, her positive attitude, and that she never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was a pleasure to be around and to have around.

Tara leaves behind a three year old daughter who is in the loving care of her grandmother.  With the help of family and extended family Tara’s daughter is very much loved and cared for. So you can see, Tara had the support of many caring people and yet Domestic Violence still found its way into her life…

When Tara was trying to leave her partner, she was forced to stay for a short time in a DV (domestic violence) refuge. The refuge was of low standard and was certainly not the sort of accommodation that a young mother with a three year old child should ever be forced to endure while fleeing the dangers of a violent partner.

Unfortunately, Tara left the refuge and was found by her partner. And killed.

This has inspired us to establish the Tara Brown Foundation. Our goal is to raise funds to upgrade and assist needy refuges and women’s shelters, and any other worthwhile DV organisations that help women and their children escape violent and controlling partners. We will send funds to existing organisations that may be struggling financially and are sincerely in need of our help.

In effect: We are here to help the helpers!

 

 

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Come and join us at the next big Friends With Dignity event coming up on Saturday, 17th of November, 2018 at the Southport Sharks Events Centre on the Gold Coast: The Friends With Dignity Magical Christmas Gala Charity Ball.

There will be 300-400 people in attendance at the Magical Christmas Gala Charity Ball, including Friends With Dignity national ambassador, Rosie Batty, who will be mingling with guests during the evening.

Be entertained by 8-piece big band ‘Magic Carpet Ride’, three course sit-down dinner, four-hour beverage package and special guests, the night promises to be an exciting night of entertainment and fun!

Book as individuals and have a great night out OR consider booking a table of 10 for your Christmas party!

 

 

 

 

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The Tara Brown Foundation is a 100% non profit charity and any money donated goes directly to the people that need it.