Shayne Probert has a very personal reason to join the fight against domestic and family violence.
In 2021, Shayne’s mother Doreen Langham was murdered by a former partner who set her house on fire.
Since then, Shayne has shared Doreen’s story to encourage more conversations about domestic and family violence.
And on May 31, Shayne will join Darkness to Daylight to honour her mum.
“I am here to be the voice that she would have been for me or anyone that she knew if they were in a DV situation. Mum will always be missed but her light will shine on!”
“She would have done anything for anybody – she was that kind of person,” Shayne said.
“I think she’d be pushing for the changes that are needed.”
That’s why Shayne attended Darkness to Daylight last year for the first time, and she’s returning to join the 3-kilometre event again this year.
“We need to get better at saying, ‘Hey, are you okay, let’s have a chat,’” she said.
“And don’t be afraid to seek professional help if you’re trying to support someone going through a domestic violence situation – there are great resources out there and they can really help you to know what to do.”
Darkness to Daylight is run over May 30 and 31 from the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, with 10km and 3km options on the morning of May 31, or join the virtual run from anywhere in Australia any time during May.
For details go to https://www.darknesstodaylight.org.