Ian Ross, Executive Principal Hastings Secondary College, showed his support for gender equality at the inaugural 'Him in Heels' event.
The 'Him in Heels' event kicked off Wednesday 4 March 8 am and saw brave men across our community wear women’s high heels and ‘walk the talk’ along the Port Macquarie Breakwall from Town Green Wharf to the ‘Little Shack’ on Town Green.
The walk ended with coffee and conversation about the issues women face in the workplace and how local businesses are addressing those challenges.
Ian was part of a fundraising effort that will directly support families in the Hastings through Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service.
Their specialist support team help families through all stages of their journey towards safety. From assisting a woman in the peak of crisis secure a safe place to stay, through to supporting her as she navigates the various services available.
They also work towards eliminating domestic and family violence by providing prevention and education programs in the local community and running men's behaviour change programs.
Any chance to raise awareness for family and domestic violence is a good thing for our community and opens the conversation. Participants were armed with vital information to take back to their workplaces to have a real impact on closing the gender gap in our local community.
Fundraising has reached a collective $21,008 - an extraordinary effort.