'Inspirational' domestic abuse survivors walk to raise cash for Eastwood charity
A group of women who bonded through their experience of domestic abuse are urging others to join them as they walk to raise cash for an Eastwood charity.
The determined ladies, who name themselves the Wellbeing Warriors, are encouraging residents to join in, and pledge the miles they walk, run or cycle during May 2021 to ‘Miles for Minutes in May’.
The walkers aim to raise awareness of domestic abuse and fundraise in aid of Eastwood-based Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP), so the charity can provide many more minutes of support for others in the same boat.
The women met while receiving support from BWP, whose outreach service provides a helpline giving expert advice, along with email and text support, counselling and befriending services and access to freedom and wellbeing programmes.
The charity aims to help empower women and build confidence and resilience so they can process and move on from the impact of domestic abuse.
Wellbeing Warrior Sarah said: “We know first-hand how incredible their support is, and as survivors we want to give something back and enable them to provide help to other women in our area.”
People are being encouraged to sign up through the charity’s Facebook or JustGiving page to pledge their support while getting active this May.
A donation of £15 could help provide a woman affected by domestic abuse with an hour of telephone support from BWP.
Colette Byrne, chief executive officer of Broxtowe Women’s Project, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our Wellbeing Warriors, and not just their personal progression, but their passion and drive to support other women is inspirational.
“We’re so grateful for their efforts to raise funds for BWP through their ‘Miles for Minutes in May’ campaign.
“We hope to see many people from across the borough join in by dedicating their active miles to our campaign during May, and raising awareness of violence against women and girls and the support available to them.”