It’s not OK with a sausage sizzle - 6 August 2014

Taylor Preston's meat works in Wellington held a sausage sizzle to raise awareness about family violence among staff at the plant.

It's Not OK bbq at Taylor Preston'sOccupational Health Nurse at the works Sandy Collett organised the sausage sizzle following a high profile domestic violence murder in the district involving ex staff members.

The event was held at the changeover of shifts in the afternoon. It's not OK Champion Vic Tamati, local league player Rob Piva, meat works staff and members of the It's not OK Team mingled with workers and handed out information.

The next day a young staff member reported that he had gone home and talked to his family. They held a family meeting and then supported another family to phone the Campaign's 0800 number and ask for help.

It's not OK was the talk of the trip home on buses provided by the company to transport workers to and from the site.

Ms Collett said "If we helped one person it was worth it."

Subsequently six families asked for help to address family violence.

 

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