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Icon Water fundraising to end domestic violence

ACT water and sewerage utility Icon Water has been partnering with Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) ACT for a number of years, with the aim of helping Canberrans be free of domestic violence.

The difference that DVCS has made to the lives of many people is extraordinary and Icon Water says it knows there are many others who would benefit from its work. However, it needs more funding to make that happen.

That is why, this year, the utility has decided to step its support up and invite others to help.

A number of Icon Water employees have committed to the DVCS Shave for the Brave fundraiser, including the company's managing director Ray Hezkial. Icon Water has also set up a CrowdRaiser so that others can donate to this important cause.

Every dollar makes a difference and contributes to ending domestic violence in the ACT. Team Icon Water consists of Hezkial and staff Matthew Quirk, Marcus Singh, Shaan Nariman, Trond Antonson, Galani Dube and Romano Gaspardis.

People can support the work of DVCS by donating to the Icon Water CrowdRaiser and sharing the link with their friends and family.

Where does the money go?

  • Emergency accommodation ($180 per night for a single person)
  • Mobile phones and credit for those who have none or whose phone has been damaged or compromised
  • Meal packs and groceries for those staying in emergency accommodation ($250 for a phone and credit)
  •  Security upgrades such as lock changes, security screens on windows/doors, personal alarms, house alarms and CCTV (from $500 to $15,000)
  • Support groups for women and children who have been impacted by domestic and family violence (one person at all sessions — roughly $1500)
  • School holiday picnics for women and children who we are supporting in our programs (one event = roughly $2000)

Icon Water would like to thank each and every person who donates to DVCS.

National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line: 1800 737 732. Crisis support can be found at Lifeline: (13 11 14 and lifeline.org.au), the Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467 and suicidecallbackservice.org.au) and beyondblue (1300 22 4636 and beyondblue.org.au).