**REDLAND FOUNDATION RECEIVES $83,000 LEGACY TO COMBAT DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE**
The Redland Foundation is honoured to announce a significant bequest of $83,000 from the late Angela Petersen’s estate. Angela Petersen’s will expressed a heartfelt desire for her entire estate to be dedicated to aiding victims of domestic and family violence (DVF).
Although the initial bequest was subsequently limited by the Supreme Court’s Orders, the Redland Foundation has received 25% of Angela Petersen’s estate. In a heartfelt tribute to Ms. Petersen’s wishes, the Foundation has established the Angela Petersen Emergency Support Fund.
Don Seccombe, Chair of Redland Foundation, said the Redland Foundation is deeply grateful for Angela Petersen’s generous bequest, enabling us to extend our support to those affected by domestic and family violence.
“This fund will be instrumental in addressing urgent needs and fostering resilience within our community. Our Foundation will contribute further funds to this generous bequest to deliver an even greater legacy in Angela Petersen’s memory.”
The newly formed fund aims to provide crucial assistance to victims of Domestic Violence through collaborations with local community organizations. Recognized entities such as Maybanke Accommodation and Crisis Support Service, Redlands Community Centre and The Centre for Women and Co will be granted access to these funds. The support offered will encompass rapid assistance for respite, security, and essential items not readily accessible through government funding.
Jacky Burkett, President of Maybanke Accommodation and Crisis Support Centre, said “We are appreciative of the Foundation and its Angela Petersen Emergency Support Fund which will empower us to provide swift assistance to DVF survivors, ensuring they receive the care and resources needed for a secure and hopeful future.”
Maybanke Accommodation and Crisis Support Services has been a partner and recipient of funds held by the Redland Foundation in the past, demonstrating the strength of local partnerships.
Redlands Community Centre CEO Allison Wicks passed on her gratitude for the newly established fund, stating “Redland Community Centre is committed to utilizing the Angela Petersen Emergency Support Fund to bolster our efforts in aiding victims of domestic and family violence. Together, we can create a safer and more supportive community for all.”
The Centre for Women and Co., CEO Stacey Ross also acknowledged the profound impact of Angela Petersen’s legacy.
“With access to this fund, we can amplify our support, reaching those in need and fostering a community that stands against domestic and family violence,”
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For those who need immediate support in dealing with Domestic and Family Violence
- Call 000 if you are in danger
- Redland Community Centre -3245 2117
- The Centre for Women & Co – (07) 3050 3060
- 1800Respect – 1800 737 732
Our History of Giving
Community grants programs worth a minimum of $100,000
$414,000 provided to support people experiencing domestic violence in the Redlands
Over $2,200,000 provided over 10 years to support the community.
$100,000 support for homelessness in the Redlands;
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