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March 20, 2015

Annemaree Gibson attending the Lisa Harnum Foundation Launch.

Annemaree Gibson, Hills Family Funerals community engagement officer was honoured to attend the launch event on Wednesday 11th March, 2015, for the Lisa Harnum Foundation.

Extract from “Hills Family Funerals Supports Lisa Harnum Foundation” blog:

“If we could look into each other’s hearts, and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” – Marvin J. Ashton

Sadly far too women lose their lives every year due to domestic abuse situations, just as Lisa Harnum lost her life after being thrown from a balcony by her partner in 2011.

Through the devastation and sadness surrounding Miss Harnum’s horrific death, Aileen Mountfield created the Lisa Harnum Foundation to offer hope, raise awareness and provide a necessary voice to counter domestic violence in the Hills District.

Annemaree says,

“The loss to Lisa’s family, friends, colleagues, and the wider community, is devastating and terrifying – but it’s through her story that there is hope and a voice for those who need it.”

“We cannot ask for her life to be replaced,” she says, “but Lisa’s foundation gives other women hope for tomorrow. We’re proud to support the foundation’s wealth of information, counselling, support, and education for women and their families and we believe in making a difference.”

“Out of the ashes rises a spark of hope.”

For more information, visit If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000 or the 24 hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63.