Purple Bench initiative ready to launch in South West

Representatives from The Dunsborough Mens Shed, The City of Busselton, White Ribbon Committee members and Rose Harrington from the Rotary Club. Photo is supplied.
Representatives from The Dunsborough Mens Shed, The City of Busselton, White Ribbon Committee members and Rose Harrington from the Rotary Club. Photo is supplied.

Working alongside the White Ribbon Day initiative is the Purple Bench project which will be launched in the South West this week.

The Busselton Rotary Club, Dunsborough Mens Shed and Bunnings banded together to create the purple bench to honour people who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

White Ribbon committee chair Sue Riccelli said the bench also provides a space for people to reflect and respite from what might be going on in their life.

While the bench is all ready to find a location, it is yet to be disclosed where its permanent home will be.

Mrs Riccelli said the bench would be the first one in the South West and she hoped a new one would be added each year to the region.

White Ribbon Day is held on November 19 every year and for the first Busselton will host a silent march down Queen Street.

The whole community is invited to join the march and say no to violence against women and children.

The walk will start at 6.15pm with the event expected to finish at 7.45pm.