Dîner en Rouge is Mayor Karen Williams' fundraiser for Redlanders affected by domestic and family violence, with all proceeds going towards supporting Redlanders affected by domestic and family violence. The event has raised $220,000 since its inception in 2014.
The 2017 gala event was attended by 220 people, including state Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Shannon Fentiman and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart.
It is hoped the fundraising effort, which shows the commitment of the Redlands community to ending family violence, will entice the state government to partner with Council and domestic violence advocates to provide more crisis accommodation in the city.
Cr Williams said the success of Dîner en Rouge would lead to a significant boost in crisis accommodation in the Redlands’ region.
“There are currently only seven crisis accommodation units across the bayside catering for a population of more than 150,000 but they are in high demand so we want to build at least another four,’’ Cr Williams said.
“With the state government’s help we can take the money already raised through Dîner en Rouge and make it happen. I am confident construction can start with weeks of the state government getting on board. It would be a great investment in the future.”
Media personalities Heather Foord and Darren Curtis emceed the 2017 mystery dinner at the Alexandra Hills Hotel convention centre, which was run by Council in partnership with local Zonta clubs, Soroptimist International, Rotary Club of Cleveland, Redland Foundation and local domestic and family violence service advocates.
Of the total so far, $10,000 has been provided to the Maybanke Accommodation and Crisis Support Centre service for a security system, with the rest in a fund to go towards crisis accommodation.
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- View the Dîner en Rouge 2017 Program [PDF 5.5MB]
Thank you to our valued sponsors for their generous support for Dîner en Rouge 2017.