Men and Women from all over the country will come together next month to support women during their time of need.
On May 28, World Menstrual Hygiene Day, ticketholders will be treated to an afternoon of food, drink and entertainment at their local DigniTEA, a high tea co-ordinated by Share the Dignity, a national charity that provides sanitary products to women in need.
Held in 10 locations across the country, the DigniTEA aims to bring awareness to the less talked about reality of being female and disadvantaged or a victim of domestic violence.
Founder of Share the Dignity, Rochelle Courtenay says no woman should have to go without sanitary products.
“I could not believe that there are women in Australia who are forced to choose between buying food and sanitary products each month” Ms Courtenay said.
“There are women in our communities that suffer the indignity of not being able to practice basic hygiene during their periods” she said.
Share the Dignity aims to do something about this and that’s why they decided to hold a nation-wide DigniTEA on World Menstrual Hygiene Day.
On the Gold Coast the DigniTEA is to be held at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa.
Local event co-ordinator’s Kylie Peterson and Fiona Miller said the DigniTEA is one of the major yearly fundraising events for the charity.
Guest speakers from Rosie’s Friend on the Street, My Friends Place and Orange Sky Laundry (this Charities Co-founders won Young Australian’s of the Year 2016) will address the audience and address how Share the Dignity’s donations have helped the homeless women that they support.
“The women who we support and provide products to are someone’s daughter, mother, sister or friend” Kylie said.
“We just want to give these women back their dignity during their menstrual cycle each month”.
To purchase a ticket to the Gold Coast DigniTEA visit: http://www.sharethedignity.com.au/share-the-dignitea.html