Author and public speaker, Letitia Shelton is celebrating her 40th birthday on herÂ bicycle from March 9th to April 7th, covering a minimum of 40kms eachÂ dayÂ around Toowoomba .
Letitia has worked for over 15 years with literally hundreds of young women and was nominated asÂ one of the 20 most influential women who has helped to shape this community.
As Coordinator ofÂ City Women, an umbrella for 20 organisations working to make Toowoomba a better place forÂ women and girls, she says, “I really want to raise awareness of some of the issues faced byÂ many young women in society today, such as the breakup of families, domestic violence, theÂ sexualisation of women, teenage pregnancy and abortion, depression and eating disorders.”
The ride will be launched after International Women’s Day on March 9th at City Hall.
ToowoombaÂ Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio says, “The work done by City Women in providing supportÂ and dedication to some of the most vulnerable girls, makes a significant difference in the veryÂ culture of our city.”
In undertaking this bike ride, Letitia, author of Fighting For Our Daughters and consultant for BellaÂ magazine for teenage girls, is also looking for sponsorships of $40 and any other donations for the work ofÂ City Women.
Tax deductible donations can be made online at citywomen.com.au