‘You Matter’ is a volunteer run and charitable organisation supporting women and families escaping domestic violence by setting up their houses with all the furniture and household items necessary for a fully functioning household.

Please join us on Sunday 8 December from 3-5.30pm to help us make a difference at our afternoon tea with guest speaker Susan Berg, author of ‘The Girl who Lived’.

Susan Berg never thought she would be a victim of domestic abuse. She grew up in a loving and religious family where there was never any aggression – not even a raised voice.

But at 15 years of age, Susan’s safe family life was shattered when her parents and brother drowned in a boating accident in Western Port Bay. After swimming for nearly four hours alone in the darkness, Susan was the sole survivor.

Before her sixteenth birthday, she’d been raped by a trusted family friend, had a man try to railroad her into becoming a stripper, and had drugs dissolved in her drink by yet another man who wanted to guide her down a path of self-destruction.

As time went by, she totally lost who she was as a person. Hear about how Susan turned her life around.

Susan is now a campaigner in the fight against domestic violence, actively educating and raising awareness for significant social change. She also works with women, providing them with tools to help them release past pain and live joyful lives.

If you are not able to attend, and/or would like to make a tax deductible donation to support You Matter, please download and use this form: You Matter donation form


08/12/2019 3:00 pm
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  • You matter afternoon tea
    3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

What to bring

We would love you to contribute by bringing a decorator item such as a cushion, throw, vase, picture frame, picture, ornament or candle. There will be raffles and other prizes so bring your wallet or purse too!

What you get

Afternoon tea, a chance to meet other people who care and an inspirational talk.

Important information

This event is held offsite in Surrey Hills at 345Art Creative, 345 Mont Albert Road, Surrey Hills 3127. You Matter is auspiced by the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre. It is partially funded by a City of Boroondara Annual Community Strengthening Grant. You do not have to be a Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre member to attend this event.

Ticket Options

Details Price Qty
You Matter afternoon teashow details + $35.00 (AUD)  

You must be an annual member to participate in ongoing term classes at the Neighbourhood Centre.
Membership is optional for workshops. Please sign up for membership here if you would like to become a member.

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