5, 6, 7, Donate! Q&A With Women’s Legal Service Queensland on Dancing CEOs

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P4 Group Client Spotlight: Women’s Legal Service Queensland

Whether you’re passionate about supporting Queenslanders in need, or like to think you would have made a fantastic judge on So You Think You Can Dance, you’re going to want to know what these two things have in common. The answer? An annual fundraising event for Women’s Legal Service Queensland by the name of Dancing CEOs.

Each year, twelve CEOs take the stage at Brisbane City Hall to bust out their best moves for an even better cause. That cause is Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ), a specialist community legal centre providing free legal and social work services to Queensland women and their children in instances of domestic violence.

We took five with Women’s Legal Service Queensland Fundraising Manager, Natalie Davidson, to find out what Dancing CEOs is all about and why you should consider getting involved.

In your words, who is Women’s Legal Service Queensland?

Women’s Legal Service Queensland gives women and children information and support to create safer futures after domestic violence. Thousands of women and children throughout Queensland rely on the free legal and social support provided and I know first-hand how many lives are changed forever.

Tell us about your team and the work that you do.

Our small team looks after fundraising and raising awareness of WLSQ. We write grant applications, organise events and work with our valued supporters to ensure that more women can be helped. We are fortunate to have a team of amazing volunteers who assist with every aspect of the Service.

How did Dancing CEOs start?

Dancing CEOs was started by a group of businesswomen who recognised the need for a different way to engage the corporate sector in ending violence in our community. The event has built on this foundation and has tripled in size to become the largest gala hosted at Brisbane City Hall. The support received, and incredible contributions of the CEOs, sponsors and donors, has made Dancing CEOs a not-to-be-missed event on the Brisbane calendar.

How can the general public get behind the cause?

For too many years domestic violence was kept behind closed doors and people felt shame in coming forward. The increased public awareness has been incredibly important and has helped people seek help. It is important that domestic violence remains on the agenda. Women’s Legal Service greatly appreciates any support in helping us help more women. Donations can be made on our website or by helping any of the Dancing CEOs in their fundraising initiatives. In fact, fashion-lovers will enjoy the Gucci Soho Leather Bag we are currently raffling off ahead of Dancing CEOs. Tickets are just $50 and can be purchased here.

And if you missed the news, P4 Group’s very own Communications Director, Sarah Broad, is one of the twelve dancers gracing the stage at Brisbane City Hall next week! Help Sarah in her fundraising efforts by making a donation to her here, or by joining us for a night at the movies on Tuesday 15 May, 2018.  If you don’t usually get the opportunity to binge a Charlize Theron flick (sneak a look at the trailer here), champagne in hand and on a school night, then this is your chance! There will be amazing goodie bags for attendees, awesome raffle prizes, champagne and canapes on arrival. Get your tickets here.