In memory of Adriana Donato

By Estelle

It is hard to believe that in August 2022 it is now 10 years ago that the world lost Adriana Donato. Adriana has left a legacy in the lives of so many people and words cannot describe how much she is missed.

Still today, on average one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner in Australia - a statistic that we cannot accept. The good news is that White Ribbon Australia is taking action to eliminate all forms of violence against women, through working with men, boys, and the wider community. 

White Ribbon's life-changing work includes primary prevention programs to change attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence against women, which they deliver in schools and universities, workplaces, sporting clubs and communities. Their vision is to create a nation where every woman is free from all forms of men's violence and abuse. Our donations can help make this a reality.

With the blessing of Adriana's family, we are raising funds together in Adriana's memory to support White Ribbon's crucial work. All donations go directly to White Ribbon and will support their primary prevention work to create a future free from violence.

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Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.02k

Joe & Grace Donato

$750

T Langford

$500

A

$500

Anonymous

$500

A & B Phillips

Thank you for all your efforts supporting and raising awareness for this important work.

$263.75

Nick, Mel And Leo Donato

$263.75

Liz Callaghan

Wonderful work Estelle, thank you. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years but Adri’s family & friends have done an incredible job in honoring Adri’s legacy.

$250

Estelle Van Hoeydonck

$211

Tom Ruggles

Sending love to all friends and family of Adriana.

$211

Anonymous

We wish peace to Adriana's family and hope that White Ribbon initiatives make an impact. Love Ans and Sjef

$211

Lisa Deangelis

Thank you Estelle

$211

Sue Bates

Etched in our hearts, how true these words are. We will never forget you Adriana, and your family's strength and commitment to this cause gives us hope for a better world.

$211

Steph Bond

$211

Belinda And Mal Xx

$200

Anonymous

$158.25

Meredith Bates

$158.25

Stephen Nola

Thinking of you Joe & Grace

$158.25

Anonymous

I would like to extend my sympathies to the family and friends of a precious young woman, Adriana, who I never met, but heard of ten years ago. We all need to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men's violence against women. White ribbon helps educate, but we all must contribute to this awareness and much needed change. Marjolein xx

$126.60

Anonymous

Adriana was a precious friend of our daughter’s. We never met her but every year we think with sorrow about her death and feel such sadness for her parents and brother and family. I am grateful to discover the existence of White Ribbon Australia, so that we can support the teaching about the senselessness and devastation of violence against women. This appeal brings a measure of hope to this sad anniversary. Miriam and Gilbert

$119.22

Kelly Mihai

$119.22

Anonymous

$119.22

Anonymous

$119.22

Nandira Ram

$119.22

Steph Thorne

$119.22

Emily Mcleod

$119.22

Alex Lavale

$119.22

Laura Buyers

$110

Jack B

Thank you for organising, Estelle :)

$105.50

Angela Todorovski

$105.50

The Belot Family

$105.50

Rosa Pallozzi

Thinking of the whole family. Rose and Dom

$105.50

Sharon Mifsud

Our thoughts are with you and loving memory of Adriana. From the Mifsud family, Tony, Carmen, Sharon and Dom

$105.50

Anonymous

$105.50

Laura Crimmins

$105.50

Alex And Claire

$105.50

Beth Henderson

Amazing effort Estelle to raise so much money for this cause ❤️

$105.50

Paula

You did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong.

$105.50

Kate Fraser

$105.50

Alex C

$105.50

Russell Stanley

Remembering Adriana today and everyday. Russell Stanley

$101

Olivia Morton

Adri ❤️

$100

Alyce C

$100

Claire & Peter Pini

$100

Lou And Kerry Mifsud

Adriana will always be in our hearts. Thankyou Estelle for trying to make a difference.

$100

Christian

$100

Christina Micucci

$79.13

Katie Omond

$52.75

Bar

$52.75

Sarah T

$52.75

Leonie Nott

Hoping to help make a difference. XXXX

$52.75

Anonymous

$52.75

Anonymous

Never forgotten, Adri ❤

$52.75

Veronica Wnuk

$52.75

Anonymous

Thinking of you and your family Adri 💜

$52.75

Paul Dirienzo

Went to school with Adriana, although I didn’t know her that well, she was always smiling and her passing was tragic. Thanks for organising the fundraiser

$52.75

Sabrina Chapman

Thanks for organising Estelle, thinking of Adriana and her family ❤️

$52.75

Anonymous

$52.75

Laurie Checketts

Thinking of you and great job on aways making people aware of your gorgeous daughter Adriana.

$52.75

Yuli K

$52.75

Rosa & Joseph Mondio

In loving memory of Adriana 💝 & her legacy. 🙏R.I.P. Mondio Family

$52.75

Laura C

❤️❤️❤️

$52.75

Anonymous

Great work Estelle! Thinking of Adriana's family and friends.

$52.75

Cooper

Outstanding work Estelle. Not only for your amazing effort in raising money for a worthwhile cause but for your continued speaking out and advocacy this month.

$52.75

Anja Zimmermann

$52.75

Tess Cole-adams

$52.75

Lorinda Anderson

$52.75

Lori Kravos

$52.75

Anonymous

Good luck with all your hard work to STOP violence against women

$52.75

Christian Serge Charisiou

$52.75

Anonymous

Thank you for continuing to fight for those women who need the support. This is such a beautiful legacy for your daughter.

$52.75

Yvette

Sending much love to you Estelle and Adriana's family. While I never met her; I remember hearing about her passing and am so passionate about this important issue xx

$51

Rosie Chisholm

Thanks for organising this fundraiser Estelle.

$50

Len Davidson

Thank you Estelle for doing this.

$50

Shanae & Pat

$50

Tahlia

Always in our hearts

$50

Angie Retallack

$50

Anonymous

$31.65

Ayla Reilly

$31.65

Jodie Odgers

$26.38

Georgette Ellias

$26.38

Eleni Neocleous

$26.38

Anonymous

Sending love Estelle! I always think of Adriana when I see or hear something about domestic violence, she was such a beautiful person I wish we had had more time to get to know her. Felt like we were at the beginning of a great friendship. Thank you for organising this, it’s a lovely gesture and I’m sure I means a lot to her parents that other people remember her. Carolyn xx

$26.38

Geraldine Bilston

I feel a type of grief for a young woman I’ve never met, but who has been shared so generously with me through her mother. In this way, Adriana has been etched in my heart and will be a motivation for my work forever. I carry her with me, always remembering why we continue to fight. Rest in power beautiful Adriana xo

$26.38

Anonymous

$26.38

Emily Burnicle

$26.38

Sally K

$26.38

Anonymous

$26.38

Amy Dennison

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for finding the strength to be a voice for change x

$26.38

Pete Lancaster

$26.38

Anonymous

Amazing work Estelle!

$26.38

Joseph Cardillo

$26.38

Jessica Russo

In honour of Adriana

$25

Belinda C

$25

Anonymous

$21.10

Lian Wilson

$21.10

Kirsty Costa

$10.55

Anonymous

$10

Anonymous