In October 2016, Dr Angela Jay was violently attacked by a former Tinder date at Port Macquarie. She was stabbed 11 times and doused with petrol, after she had broken up with the man who she felt suffocated by.
She still bears the scars of that attack, both emotionally and physically, but it has not stopped her from becoming an advocate for White Ribbon – a non-profit organisation who’s aim is to prevent men’s violence against women.
In September 2017, Angela, supported by her father and brother, took on White Ribbon Australia’s ‘Trek for Respect’, a gruelling 65 kilometre trek along the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory, to raise funds for White Ribbon.
Quota International of Taree are proud to announce they have invited Dr Angela Jay, who now lives on the Central Coast, to be their guest speaker at the International Women’s Day function on Thursday, March 8, where she will talk about her trek.
The event will be held at St John’s Church Hall, 294 Victoria Street, Taree at 6pm.
The cost is $20 and includes a ‘ploughman’s basket’. Tickets are available at Margaret's Underfashions (Pulteney Arcade,Taree), Dan’s Ladies Wear (Manning Street, Taree), and Ashlea Road Boutique (85 Isabella St. Wingham).
For further information or to advise of special dietary needs, phone 6552 5724.
For help call 1800 RESPECT or Lifeline 13 11 14.