Do Something HELPful - May 2021
Small actions can make a big difference, so HELP Auckland is challenging Aucklanders to Do Something HELPful during the month of May and raise vital funds for HELP Auckland.
Participants pledge to Do Something HELPful during May - for themselves, their family, workplace, community or environment. They ask friends and whānau and sponsor them through an online funding platform - and raise vital funds for HELP Auckland.
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys may be sexually abused by adulthood. It’s time to do something about it - sign up to the Do Something HELPful challenge in May and HELP protect future generations from sexual abuse.
To be launched at our HELP & Soul event May 4th. Sign up now and you could win tickets to this event with Holly Smith and Tayla Alexander performing.
6pm to 8.30pm
An evening to remember in a stunning venue, light opera and modern soul music that will dazzle you and all for a great cause.
Venue: Ray Freedman Arts Centre, EGGS, Silver Road, Epsom
Entertainment: Holly Smith is one of our finest soul singers and Tayla Alexander is an award-winning young opera singer.
Wine, craft beer and canapes provided
Tickets: $65 pp or $120 for two. (You will receive a receipt and your ticket(s) within a week of booking).
Funds raised support survivors of sexual abuse to heal and help prevent sexual abuse.
For more information email Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual Violence Legislation to once again go before Parliament. We encourage all to approach their MPs in support of this legislation giving survivors a fairer trial. Opinion supplied
Paulette Benton-Greig, ex Help Auckland staff. The bill currently before Parliament will help complainants “feel more at ease, give clearer and better evidence, and be less harmed by the process”. Click here to read more.
Wellington Girls’ College student Lauren Hardie was recently sent home to change her clothes after endangering male teachers with her tank top. In much the same way as I threatened men and boys about 30 years ago, the 17-year-old dared to wear a top showing a bit of flesh, and was shamed for it. The difference between what happened to Lauren and me is she and her mates didn’t stand for it, and the school did the right thing. Eventually.
This story has an excellent video of students at the school talking about body shaming and dress coding. They express how they did not accept this! Click here to read the story and view the video. We encourage you to share this on your social media!
Ruth Davy-Fundraising Manager, HELP Auckland