The Shelter for Battered Women and Children will launch its annual fundraising calendar with a signature Wine and Cheese Evening hosted by Ms. Yvonne Webber, wife of the Australian High Commissioner at the residence in Moka, Maraval. Carded for Saturday 17th March from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., the event will showcase premium Australian wines paired with an assortment of artisan cheeses that range from deliciously mild to sharp yet creamy and include among others, Cheddar, Brie and Stilton, as well as a selection of hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Bernard Long. There will be live performances as well as a silent auction of art donated by some of Trinidad and Tobago’s most prominent artists including: Beverly Fitzwilliam-Harries, Jackie Hinkson, RAPSO Imaging Limited, Trevor Rostant (donated by a collector), Rachel Ross, Karen Sylvester, Abigail Sabeeney, Shalini, Peter Sheppard and Debbie May-Jardine, among others.
Established in 1987, The Shelter is a non-profit organization that operates a safe-house and provides direct services to survivors of physical and emotional abuse, including counselling, crisis intervention, individual advocacy, as well as a wide range of material assistance. “We are extremely grateful for the generousity of patrons, corporate donors and volunteers who have helped us to make a difference in the lives of so many brave women and children who are survivors of domestic abuse,” explained Anthony Inglefield, Chairman of The Shelter’s Management Committee. “Ms. Webber generously hosted an afternoon tea party and silent art auction last year that helped to raise funds for counselling services and as well as much-needed, on-going repairs and refurbishment of the safe house. We are extremely grateful to her, the artists who donated their work and staff at the High Commission, as well as those who support all of our events throughout the year.” To learn more about the Wine and Cheese Evening please contact: Lisa.Griffith@dfat.gov.au and visit The Shelter-A Safe Haven for Victims of Domestic Violence page on Facebook.