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Help Make it a Million and Say ‘No’ to Domestic Abuse

Haven millionsteps 01 002Fundraisers in Wolverhampton are being asked to ‘step out’ in support of a local charity this October and help raise awareness of domestic abuse in the city.

The Haven is staging a family-friendly community walk on Saturday, 8 October in partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and the Wolves Community Trust.

Rather than miles, the event will be measured in steps – approximately 6,000 of them – to help communicate the importance of daily exercise, as well as deliver a powerful and united message that any form of domestic abuse is completely unacceptable.

The charity wants to reach an overall step total of one million during October and, in addition to the walk, is asking community groups, businesses and individuals to contribute through their own sponsored step activities during the month.  

Jade Secker, Community Fundraising Officer for The Haven Wolverhampton, said: “October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so a perfect opportunity for us to speak out against abuse and make people aware of the support services The Haven offers local women and children who are affected.

“We started with the idea of a sponsored walk, which will begin and end at the Molineux.  Then it grew and we set ourselves the ambitious, but also fun, challenge of collectively clocking up one million steps.

“Staging it over a month keeps things flexible for our supporters, so if you can’t join us for the walk then it’s easy to organise a separate sponsored event of your own.

Last modified on Friday, 12 August 2016 13:10

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