The Women’s Legal Service Fundraiser ‘Dancing CEOs’ will bring together 13 Brisbane-based CEOs, ready swap the boardroom for the ballroom, performing for more than 900 guests at Brisbane City Hall. The unique, black tie event endeavours to raise a collective $250,000 to provide front-line support for women in need and prevent domestic violence.
The Women’s Legal Service provides legal advice and welfare assistance to Queensland women and their children who are are in domestic violence situations. Fifty per cent of the Women’s Legal Service clients say that safety is an issue for themselves or their children, 25 per cent are at risk of homelessness and 77 per cent care for at least one child.
The year 2018 has seen unprecedented demand for the helpline service so far, with only 39 per cent of incoming calls answered. That means only two in every five women who call are able to get through to the Women’s Legal Service representative. It is almost impossible to know whether they will have the courage or opportunity to call again.
The Dancing CEOs event aims to provide further funding to ensure more women get the help they require. CEOs will compete to be awarded People’s Choice or Judges Choice on the night, as well as Community Awareness or Fundraising Champion, which are decided prior to the event. Ten Eyewitness News First At Five Brisbane Weather Presenter Josh Holt will return to MC the event.
Readers can find the event on our calendar here.
View a video of Dancing CEOs on our F-magazine TV channel, here.