JIMBOOMBA and Beaudesert locals raised more than $7000 for domestic violence victims at a special afternoon tea on the weekend.
A big crowd was also on hand at Logan Entertainment Centre for a candlelight vigil to support victims.
About 140 people were at Jimboomba Community and District Hall for the Afternoon Tea With Friends, held during Domestic Violence Prevention Month.
The event aimed to showcase community support for victims, while participants had fun for a vital cause.
Organiser Kathy Smith, from Beaudesert Rotary, said it ticked those boxes.
"It was really good," Mrs Smith said.`
"It was a fun event, and we kept everyone entertained. We had live music, it was a lot of fun."
Beaudesert and Jimboomba police officers joined community leaders on the day.
Visitors included Scenic Rim Division 4 councillor Michael Enright.
"It was a really good afternoon," Mrs Smith said.
The Jimboomba event followed a candlelight vigil for domestic violence victims at Logan Entertainment Centre.
About 100 people attended the vigil on the centre's forecourt, pausing in the dim light to reflect on and pay tribute to domestic violence victims.
Centre for Women and Co's Stacey Ross said too many women were affected.
"Before we start the official candle lighting ceremony I'd like to acknowledge the reality of why we are here this evening," she told the crowd.
"It is because women and children are losing their lives weekly, their lives are being destroyed on a daily basis and it just shouldn't be the case.
"Our teams do everything to help them and we can only do so much, this evening is a time for deep reflection and for us to pause as we remember those lives lost.
" I'd like to thank everyone who has attended this evening to show your support. This means the world to us and we are sure it also means so much to the family and friends of those who have been deeply affected by domestic and family violence.
"We are all part of this story to change the ending and we cannot do it alone, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
The centre operates at five locations in Logan and the Redlands, and has a service for men at Capalaba.
The centre averages about 30 referrals per day.
"It [domestic violence] is everywhere, it does not discriminate," Mrs Ross said.
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