A White Ribbon Australia ambassador has been left "saddened" by the news the charity has gone into liquidation.
The charity, established to prevent violence against women, announced in a statement on Thursday morning that it would shut down following "analysis of the organisation's future sustainability".
"It is with profound sadness that the board of White Ribbon Australia informs the community and supporters that it has taken the very difficult decision to close its doors," the statement said.
Bowral-based ambassador Garry Ponder said he felt "sad and disappointed" about the news.
"I'm saddened by the fact that such a crucial organisation has gone into liquidation," Mr Ponder said.
"That doesn't mean it won't exist in some form in the future; but it may never come back, which saddens me more.
"It's got a lot of very high-profile people involved. I'd like to think it would continue in some form."
Mr Ponder said he hoped to continue his work, regardless of White Ribbon's future.
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"I certainly want to continue to be a voice to stop men's violence against women," he said.
"We can do it locally through the Southern Highlands Domestic Violence Forum. It's a very strong organisation and it's been very well supported by the community."
Mr Ponder said the Expect Respect Golf Day, run by the Southern Highlands Domestic Violence Forum, would "definitely" go ahead on November 24.
This is because the event is not a White Ribbon fundraiser.
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However the forum committee will meet next week to discuss the Southern Highlands White Ribbon Walk.
The walk is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 29.
"I'd like the White Ribbon Walk to go ahead but we just need to put it out there: If it does go ahead, it'll be a committee decision," Mr Ponder said.
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