Walk for Dignity and women’s health

Walk for Dignity and women’s health

NEIL Hawkins Park in Joondalup will be a sea of pink for women’s health on Sunday, October 27.

The Walk for Dignity has been organised by two Share the Dignity volunteers and aims to continue the charity’s national campaign to collect donations of sanitary items for women in need.

Michelle Patience from Perth Walkie Talkies walking group and Sarah Atkinson will host the event from 8.30am to 11.30am that will include a 6km morning walk or run followed by a bring-your-own picnic.

To register, participants are asked to bring a donation of sanitary items and to wear pink.

Cash donations can also be made and there will be raffle tickets and bubble wands to buy.

Co-organiser Sarah Atkinson said the event aimed to “maintain momentum and increase donations” between Share The Dignity’s two annual drives in March and August.

“We need all the help and support we can get to help women and girls suffering financial hardship, experiencing homelessness, missing school or fleeing domestic violence to maintain their dignity every month when managing their sanitary needs,” Mrs Atkinson said.

“In the last August drive alone we had more than 10,000 requests for sanitary items here in WA and the needs continue to increase.”

More information can be found on the Perth Walkie Talkies’ Facebook page.

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