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Grant helps domestic violence charity turn survivors’ stories of terror into messages of triumph.

Nikki Boyd, State Labor MP for Pine Rivers stands up for those who need it most. On the 22nd September she stands proudly with domestic violence survivors turned authors who have penned their stories in the soon to be released book titled ‘Terror to Triumph Rebuilding Life After Domestic Violence’.

‘Nikki said, “Upon hearing of the charities grant success, I wanted to personally meet and congratulate the authors and Charity Directors on their receipt of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grant of $11,900.00, that will fund their life changing book project”.

“Also, I am proud to have been invited to read a ‘draft’ of the book Terror to Triumph and to write a testimony for inclusion in the published book”, Nikki said.

Charity Co-Founder Andrea Miller said, “The Gambling Community Benefit Funds were desperately needed to ensure the release of a professionally prepared book”.

“These funds will cover the costs of professional editing, proof reading services and the layout and cover design”, Andrea said.

Publishing Consultant, Belinda Pollard, Small Blue Dog Publishing, said, “It has been a privilege to be entrusted with each of the 12 authors stories to read and edit their heartfelt words”.

“The 11 women and 1 man have penned powerful stories of adversity, each with their own message of resilience and steps for recovery”, Belinda said.

Local author and domestic violence survivor Jill, said, “I lived through a time when there was no recognition of family violence. My long road to recuperation which included, finding my self-esteem, took nearly ten years”.

“I was nervous but proud to share my story in the book, it was worth revisiting those years and reflecting on what I have achieved in order to guide another survivor on their journey of recovery”, Jill said.

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program, distributing about $54 million per year.

Funding is allocated to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. The caretaker of the fund is the Community Benefit Fund Unit of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation.

Broken to Brilliant LTD ™ is an Australian Not for Profit Charity where domestic violence survivors’ mentor other survivors to re-establish successful lives.

Though the Give a Book Campaign, the Charity Broken to Brilliant donates copies of their books to Domestic Violence Refuges to give hope, courage, inspiration and direction to domestic violence survivors.

You can support domestic violence survivors to rebuild their lives by:

Giving a copy of the book to services that support domestic violence survivors, including women's refuges go to shop page.

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