Domestic violence victims honoured

MORE than 40 people attended a vigil in Murray Bridge on Thursday afternoon to honour the death of Encounter Bay woman Graziella Dailler, who died on May 16 as a result of domestic violence.

The Domestic Homicide Remembrance Flag was raised and red roses were placed at the bottom of the flagpole before a minute of silence was held to mourn and acknowledge the recent death and all the lives lost due to family and domestic violence.

The Murray Bridge Regional Collaboration on Violence Against Women and Children (MBCVAWC) organised the moving event which was the first of its kind to be held in Murray Bridge since MBCVAWC got approval from the Rural City of Murray Bridge. White Ribbon ambassador Bronte Warneke said it was great to see so many people attend the vigil.

"We were very happy with the turn out," he said.

"I'm quite surprise that, for such a short time to put it together, so many people in Murray Bridge had heard about it.

"Thanks to the Murray Bridge council for approving the vigils."

A vigil will be held at the Local Government Centre every time a death occurs as a result of domestic violence to honour that person and raise awareness in the local community.

Anne McMahon, of Murray Bridge, prays for those affected by domestic violence at a Murray Bridge Collaboration of Violence Against Women and Children vigil on Thursday afternoon.

Anne McMahon, of Murray Bridge, prays for those affected by domestic violence at a Murray Bridge Collaboration of Violence Against Women and Children vigil on Thursday afternoon.

PAIN founder and managing director Ron Waters and Vivienne Maher placed red roses below the Domestic Homicide Rememberance Flag at a vigil held in the Murray Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

PAIN founder and managing director Ron Waters and Vivienne Maher placed red roses below the Domestic Homicide Rememberance Flag at a vigil held in the Murray Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

PAIN founder and managing director Ron Waters and Vivienne Maher placed red roses below the Domestic Homicide Rememberance Flag at the vigil held in Murray Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

PAIN founder and managing director Ron Waters and Vivienne Maher placed red roses below the Domestic Homicide Rememberance Flag at the vigil held in Murray Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

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White Ribbon ambassador Tim Law, Victim Support Services regional coordinator Fiona Meade and White Ribbon ambassador Bronte Warneke.

White Ribbon ambassador Tim Law, Victim Support Services regional coordinator Fiona Meade and White Ribbon ambassador Bronte Warneke.

White Ribbon ambassador Tim Law raises the Domestic Homicide Remembrance Flag at the Local Government Centre.

White Ribbon ambassador Tim Law raises the Domestic Homicide Remembrance Flag at the Local Government Centre.

Victim Support Services chief executive Julian Roffe was the guest speaker at the vigil.

Victim Support Services chief executive Julian Roffe was the guest speaker at the vigil.

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