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DVCS Charity Feast

Supporting Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT

Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)

For those who do not know me, I’m Jo and for the last few years I have been on a fundraising adventure to raise awareness for Domestic Violence.

On Monday 22nd March 2021, I am hosting the DVCS Charity Feast to help raise much needed donations for the Domestic Violence Crisis Service here in the ACT.

My fundraising journey has not been an easy one. It started out as the White Ribbon Cycle for Women and Girls 2020 Cambodia, which later turned into Trek for Respect: Kokoda 2020. Then in late 2019, we were shocked with the news that White Ribbon Australia had gone into liquidation and no longer existed at that point in time. With the hurdles myself and my fellow trekkers faced, we had to choose a new organisation for the Trek and in saying this, I was able to look a little closer to home.


The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) is an amazing not-for-profit organisation here in my hometown. DVCS is passionate about breaking the domestic violence cycle in the Canberra community and are here to help people build lives free from domestic violence and fear. For more information, see the DVCS website.

Current statistics have reflected that we lost 42 Women, 17 Men, 12 Children and 3 Unknown from Domestic Violence during 2020 with numbers starting to grow in 2021. It truly breaks my heart!


I’m a rather private person and opening up to others has been a challenge in itself. For myself and probably for many others, it is hard to admit what happened. You never see yourself as a victim. You always see it as your fault. This trek was to symbolise the end of a time that I will never forget but instead of it bringing me down, I used it to build myself back up and try to prevent it from happening to someone else.


With the current COVID-19 situation, the Trek for Respect: Kokoda has now been officially cancelled as well as the originally plan for the Sunday Sesh for a Cause.


I’m proud to announce the DVCS Charity Feast!


Come join us for an amazing night of fun, food and festivities to help raise awareness for your local not-for-profit organisation - Domestic Violence Crisis Service and supporting a Local Restaurant – Ondine European Brasserie.

Tickets are $115 per head which includes Dinner, Beverages and a donation that goes directly to DVCS.

In addition to your generous donation there will a be Raffle and a Silent Auction available.

To show your support - wear white and have fun!


The more people that know about DVCS and the amazing work they do will definitely reduce the violence and abuse in our community.


To purchase a ticket to the DVCS Charity Feast on Monday 22nd March 2021 at

If you are unable to attend, please give generously through this fundraising page or the DVCS website.


Thank you in advance for your generosity and I hope to see you there!




Help to reach the goal of $5,000

$4,997 raised

Donations Received

Logo Photo Joanne Pow
DVCS Charity Feast Thank you to everyone who contributed and donated to the DVCS Charity Feast on Mon 22nd March 2021. This was more than I could ever expect! xx
Logo Photo Andrew Marquard
Sorry we weren’t able to attend Jojo; all the best for the night. Andrew and Courtney xx
Logo Photo Shaun Green
Logo Photo Shaun Green
Love your work, keep it up.
Logo Photo Rob Mercer
Hi Jo. Sorry we aren't able to attend. We'll be thinking of you all having a great time. Cheers Rob and Val
Logo Photo Mikayla and Teagan Valeri
Logo Photo Keryn Valeri

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