Walk a Mile for Pathway!

Walk a Mile for Pathway Project

Everyone is invited to take part in a sponsored walk through Lichfield City to make a stand against domestic violence on Saturday 27 June at 12noon.

Pathway Project, together with Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership, is inviting everyone to take part in a one-mile sponsored walk to support the charity.

This family-friendly event is open to men, women and children. Wearing fancy dress is positively encouraged; it could be anything from a prom dress to sparkly shoes!

Kathy Coe, Director of the Pathway Project, said: “This is a chance for everyone to make a stand against physical and emotional abuse in the home.

“Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, and Pathway supports males, females, adults and children, and we look forward to welcoming all to this event.”

Activities will take place outside the Guildhall from 11am on the day, including face painting. Then the sponsored walk will set off at 12noon.

It costs £5 to take part, on top of sponsorship, and all donations are very welcome.

If you want to take part in the walk please register your interest by calling Lucie Ferneyhough on 01543 308218/308777) or emailing lucie.ferneyhough@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Download sponsorship forms here: WAM Sponsorship Form 2015

Pathway Project’s services in Lichfield and Tamworth includes:

• A 24-hour helpline.
• Refuges that offer a safe and caring environment for women and children.
• A floating support team that help adult victims by providing both practical advice and emotional support.
• Children’s services that help to fid school and nursery places, outings, after school clubs and more.
• Groups that give survivors a chance to meet, offer mutual support, and find ways to move on with their experiences and build new lives.

Domestic abuse figures

• One in four women and one in six men will experience abuse in their lifetime.
• Two women are killed each week in the UK as a result of domestic violence.
• Forty percent of young people have experienced domestic violence in their relationships.
• Almost one million children witness domestic violence at home every year in the UK.

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