Charity lunch to support Sistas during Newcastle 500 | City of Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes

FUNDRAISER: Got Your Back Sista Founder Melissa Histon with Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes at the announcement of the luncheon.
FUNDRAISER: Got Your Back Sista Founder Melissa Histon with Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes at the announcement of the luncheon.

City of Newcastle will host business and community leaders at a fundraising event during the Newcastle 500 to help end violence against women.

On November 23, the penultimate day of Supercars Australia’s 2018 season, we will host the Fort Scratchley event for White Ribbon Day, which falls on November 22. Proceeds will support the city's charity partner Got Your Back Sista.        

With the eyes of the world focused on Newcastle for the Supercars Finale, we have seized a great opportunity to shine a light on this very important issue.

White Ribbon’s message is focused on engaging men, so a sporting event that attracts millions of male viewers is the perfect vehicle to raise awareness of everyone’s responsibilities when it comes to domestic violence, as well as precious funds to support more sanctuaries for victims.

Thank you to Supercars Australia for providing 100 per cent of the tickets to the function and joining us in support of White Ribbon Day and Got Your Back Sista. 

Got Your Back Sista is a Newcastle-based charity focused on helping women and children who have fled domestic violence to set up safe homes. It became the city’s first official charity partner through the council's Community Impact Program.

Founder Melissa Histon will address the 150 prominent local business and community leaders before a fundraising auction 

Nuatali Nelmes, Lord Mayor

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