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Camden Monopoly raises $60,000 for domestic violence services

When Camden Council was offered the opportunity to put its name on board game Monopoly it jumped at the chance.

Council agreed to have 2,000 Camden Monopoly games made on the basis that it would raise a lot of money for Camden-Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee and Lifeline Macarthur – $120,000 to be exact.

And that’s exactly what happened after every single game was snapped up by generous residents.

As a result, this morning the Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, was able to present the Domestic Violence committee with a cheque for $60,000, half the amount raised from sales of Camden Monopoly.

The presentation took place at a Say No 2 DV Breakfast in Camden.

Camden Mayor Theresa Fedeli and Cr Lara Symkowiak hand over the big cheque to a representative of Camden-Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee.

Cr Fedeli said Camden Council had a long history of partnering with local community groups to help prevent domestic violence and provide support to victims.

“We strongly believe there is absolutely no room for domestic violence in the Camden area,” Cr Fedeli said.

“It’s unacceptable and the community here won’t stand for it.

“That is why council is so honoured to be able to help Camden-Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee deliver their much needed projects with our ongoing support and, of course, this incredible donation.

“I would like to thank local groups and the community for their support of council’s domestic violence awareness and prevention partnerships,’’ Cr Fedeli said.

“I would like to encourage residents to continue that support so we can all do our part to provide a safe, happy and healthy community for everyone.

“The only way to reduce the incidences of violence is to work together as a community.

“This is a commitment that Camden Council will continue to honour into the future.”

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