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BRUNCH TIME: Ross Newton, Liz Taylor, Elaine Muczynski and Judy Newton prepare for their fifth fundraiser brunch.
BRUNCH TIME: Ross Newton, Liz Taylor, Elaine Muczynski and Judy Newton prepare for their fifth fundraiser brunch. Cathy Moore

DOMESTIC violence is an issue that strikes close to home for a lot of families and now residents are rallying together to cook up some change.

Caboolture River Fishing and Boating Club fundraiser Liz Taylor said the club puts on a breakfast for different community groups every year.

"It started with one member who had cancer so we raised money for Cancer Council,” she said.

"The following year we did another fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Foundation because I had breast cancer.

"This year so many groups asked for us to fundraise for them and so we went to a vote and the Haven is what we voted on.”

The Haven is a non-government funded emergency accommodation for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Club volunteer Judy Newton said domestic violence is an issue that is close to her heart.

"I see so many people who struggle with domestic violence and they don't know where to turn and the Haven is actually doing something to change their lives,” she said.

"Any bit of help is what they need.”

The Haven manager Gail Torrens said she was very appreciative for the help.

"The funding we receive is very important for the Haven to continue in our community,” she said.

"It is very well appreciated, we don't just help families, we help couples and singles too.”

Head along on October 15 to the Caboolture River Fishing and Boating Club (514 Uhlmann Rd, Burpengary) from 9.30am for brunch and a chance to win some amazing prizes.

Multi-draw raffle tickets cost $2 each and can be pre-purchased or are available at the event prior to drawing.

Prizes include accommodation, theme park tickets, zoo outings, coffee, linen and more.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for high school students, $5 for primary school students and Prep-age and under are free.

For more information, phone 0418 722 975.


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