WALK FOR WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ EMERGENCY CENTRE

So that women and children can walk away from violence.

Raised so far

$257,985

Our Goal

$250,000

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  • The Women's College just donated $88.50
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  • Chambers Russell Lawyers just donated $1000.00
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In-person: 1st May at Centennial Park, Sydney
Virtually: 25th April-1st May

STEP 1

Sign up to walk or run

STEP 2

Set your fundraising target

STEP 3

Ask your community to donate

STEP 4

Walk 5km or run 10km

WHAT IS WALK FOR WAGEC?

Walk for WAGEC is a 5km walk or 10km run at Centennial Park, Sydney on 1st May 2022 or virtually between 25th April and 1st May. This year our goal is to collectively raise $250,000, which will help deliver crucial programs for women that build financial independence, nurture healing and well-being, enrich children’s development and prevent violence from happening in the first place.

WHO IS WAGEC?

Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a feminist, grassroots organisation that supports women and families in crisis and advocates for social change in the community. We are based in Redfern, Sydney and work on the lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation.

Every night, we support 200 women and children impacted by homelessness, domestic violence and systemic disadvantage. We do this by providing material aid, case management, biopsychosocial support, accommodation, and crisis responses. Equally we seek to address the underlying causes of gender-based violence through primary prevention activities with communities and private and public entities that want to be a part of the global movement to end gender-based violence in a generation.

"I had such a great time and I want to help by doing more. It felt like a community that was all there to support women and children and I felt like part of a community even though it was my first time."

Nick, In-Person Walker, 2021 

"I'm still on such a high after the run! The volunteers with the cow bells were such a motivation in getting me through the course." 

Judy, In-Person Runner, 2021 

"I appreciated the fact that we were able to walk virtually which provides you get together a group of friends if you can't do it on a weekend due to family commitments, Covid etc." 

Alex, Virtual Walker, 2021 

"My team had a wonderful day. We were super happy about how child friendly it was. The addition of the fairy entertainer was superb!"

Susie, In-Person Team Walker, 2021 

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FAQs

How can I complete Walk for WAGEC?

You can complete Walk for WAGEC by walking 5km or running 10km on Sunday 1st May in Centennial Park, Sydney or virtually anywhere and anytime between 25th April and 1st May. If you are walking virtually, you can complete your kms anyway that suits you whether that be walking, running, swimming or cycling. For more creative ways to complete your kms, check out our welcome guide here.

How will my donations help?

Money you raise by taking part in Walk for WAGEC will help women and their families walk away from violence.  

WAGEC has taken active steps to create programs that build financial independence, nurture healing and well-being, enrich children’s development and prevent violence from happening in the first place. To operate these programs, we rely on community and philanthropic donations.

 

Here are some examples about how donations can make a difference:

$20 provides a child with an Essentials Welcome Pack to help them feel at home at WAGEC 

$50 can fill a Mum’s petrol tank so she can get her kids safely to school each day 

$100 gives a teenager three personal tutoring sessions to help them keep up at school 

$150 provides a supported playgroup session providing learning for kids and  mums   

$200 provide a therapeutic family workshop for mums and kids to heal together 

$500 provides a safety plan for a woman and her children in crisis  

$750 provides a woman with a month of personalised support with our in-house psychologist 

$1000 helps a family establish a safe new home 

How do I set up a team?

We encourage you to complete Walk for WAGEC with a team which could include your work colleagues, friends or family members. Whether you complete the Walk individually or as part of a team, you can inspire members of your community to get involved in some friendly competition and see who can raise the most amount of money to support families escaping domestic violence. 

You will have the option to create or join a team during registration or from your individual fundraising page after you’ve registered.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. WAGEC is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, which means you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for any donation of $2 or more.

How do I become a Walk for WAGEC ambassador?

You can become an ambassador by completing three of the following steps:

  • Post consistently (over 5 times) about the event on social media (this includes on your personal pages and in community groups) and tag WAGEC and hash tag #walkforwagec
  • Sign up 3 or more people to the event (either in Centennial Park or virtually). Make sure you create a team with all your recruits and become the team captain. This won’t apply to workplaces
  • Fundraise $1000 or more through community engagement

If you complete all three steps, please get in touch with fundraising@wagec.org.au, so that we can recognise your efforts on the day (in-person walkers) or online (virtual walkers). Thank you for helping us spread the word!

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

If you or someone you know needs support in Australia call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or go to wagec.org.au