Westfield Local Hero Nomination

We are very excited to announce that one of our amazing Directors, Belinda Casselden, has been selected as a Westfield Local Hero finalist.

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities, with the three top finalists per Westfield centre each awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation.

We need your help – vote for Belinda so that the Hope Believe Shine Foundation can win the $10,000 to support specialist frontline domestic violence services and their clients.

Belinda’s passion and drive to improve the lives of women and children affected by domestic violence led to the launch of the Hope Believe Shine Foundation.

Vote for Belinda here. Voting ends Monday 30 August.

$16, 16 Ways, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

The United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a global event that calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and children. It runs from 25 November to 10 December.

You can show your support by getting involved in the Hope Believe Shine Foundation’s $16, 16 Days, 16 Ways against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

Support women and children affected by domestic violence by donating $16 to help fund specialist frontline domestic violence services.

Help in the fight against gender-based violence by taking an action every day for 16 days. Follow the Foundation on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to see how to participate.

The Hope Believe Shine Foundation announced as the nominated charity for Step Out Speak Out Walk

Randwick City Council has nominated the Hope Believe Shine Foundation as the charity for the Step Out Speak Out 2020 Walk. It is encouraging the community to take the Step Out Speak Out Walk as part of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence commencing Wednesday 25th November.

Participants can raise funds for the Hope Believe Shine Foundation by creating a fundraising page or show their support by making a donation.

Find out more about the walk here.

The Foundation thanks Randwick City Council for its ongoing support.

The Sydney Morning Herald features the "We're better than that" campaign

The Sydney Morning Herald featured the “We’re better than that” campaign in a recent edition. Made in partnership with the Hope Believe Shine Foundation, it is a video series created to promote respect and healthy relationships and encourage men to be active bystanders when they witness behaviour that condones and contributes to violence in our communities.

The videos feature Colin Fassnidge, Bruce “Hoppo” Hopkins, Luke Carrol, Mike Whitney and Rishi Achayra. They encourage men to take a role in addressing domestic violence and abuse.

Read the article here.