BRFC join the Dignity Drive
Brisbane Roar Women are proud to be supporting charity Share the Dignity and joining the organisation’s April Dignity Drive.
The organisation, through its bi-annual drive, seeks to provide the basic hygiene essentials for women and girls in crisis and distribute to those in need.
On any given night, 1 in 200 people in Australia are without a home with family violence being the number one reason people present to homeless services – an alarming figure that ambassador and Roar defender Summer O’Brien is passionately seeking to change.
“The fact that domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness is a massive concern, to know that women have to flee persecution in their own home and end up living on the street with their children is horrendous,” O’Brien said.
“Supporting Share the Dignity is something I’m really grateful to be a part of. It’s an absolute privilege – knowing that we’re not just talking, but doing something about it.”
After reading a story about the hardships of women experiencing homelessness and poverty, founder Rochelle Courtenay said the organisation was founded to help alleviate the struggles.
“I couldn’t imagine life without things like a bed and food let alone the basic health and hygiene necessities,” Courtenay said.
“We now have a great number of people donating through our Dignity Drives which, we do in April and August, which we get out to homeless women and those who have fled domestic violence."
Over the coming months, Brisbane Roar will begin preparations for Westfield W-League season 11 in a mid-week competition against National Premier Leagues Queensland opposition, beginning next Wednesday night at Goodna's Kippen Park against Western Pride.
Our BRFC/NTC side will take on the Pride U13 Boys at 6:15pm followed by our Roar Women taking on the Pride U15 Boys at 7:45pm.
In support of the April Dignity Drive, Brisbane Roar are encouraging our supporters to attend the matches and donate to the drive.
“We’re really excited to have Brisbane Roar come on board. It’s really important that women unite, and together, we can all make a difference,” Courtenay continued.
For more information on the incredible work of Share the Dignity, and the April Dignity Drive, head to www.sharethedignity.com.au.