Singer Tina Cross and Counties Manukau’s police choir have joined forces to re-record Tina’s song 'Walk Away'.
The figures are already grim but police are preparing for family violence to get worse over the Christmas period, and they have teamed up with performer Tina Cross to try to curb it.
Cross wrote the song 'Walk Away' last year to raise awareness and funds for Women's Refuge, for which she is an ambassador.
The song has been re-born and re-voiced for use by police, with vocal backing by the Counties Manukau District Commander's choir and local students.
"I wanted to raise awareness of a very real issue in our society and the only way somebody like me can do that is through lyric and melody," Ms Cross said.
A video has also been made of Cross performing the song with the students and police choir. Supported by Otahuhu Blue Light Choir, and with messages from It’s Not OK champions Vic Tamati and Jude Simpson, this video makes a heartfelt statement – family violence is never OK, but it is OK to ask for help.
'Walk Away', written by Tina Cross, courtesy of Tina Cross. Licensed by Aeroplane Music Ltd