A number of domestic violence victims on the Gold Coast will soon have access to an extra level of security thanks to the incredible efforts of a local radio announcer.
1029 Hot Tomato’s Galey walked across the Gold Coast for 12 hours on Thursday to raise funds for Hearts Of Purple to purchase GPS tracking security watches for locals who need them.
As of 8:30am on Friday morning, the total raised for Galey to the Rescue – The Walk for Watches was $73,644.65, equivalent to 56 watches.
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Listen to a special thank you message from Galey below:
“I am so thankful and so proud. We couldn’t have done it without you Gold Coast,” Galey said this morning.
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your support. If you donated on our Go Fund Me page, or you came and saw us on the streets, it is a big thank you.
“You guys have done a great thing raising a heap of money to help prevent domestic violence in our community.”
Michelle Beattie from Hearts Of Purple joined Galey for his entire walk from Helensvale to Coolangatta, with the pair covering more than 50 kilometres.
“Wow! Big thank you to all the community out there on the Gold Coast,” she said this morning.
Hundreds of Gold Coasters opened up their hearts and wallets to donate to the cause, including a Hope Island couple who gave $10,400 to purchase 8 watches.
The Galey to the Rescue – The Walk for Watches Go Fund Me page still live and taking donations for those who still wish to contribute.
Hear how the day unfolded by listening below:
Watch the Galey to the Rescue – The Walk for Watches video below: