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Belfast & Lisburn Women's Aid Ltd

Take part in the #10KbyMay challenge - raise awareness and funds for Belfast and Lisburn Women's Aid

10K by May is an awareness and fundraising campaign. With this campaign we aim to raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on women and their children, as well as raise funds to help us continue to do the vital work we do.
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Domestic abuse affects 1 in 4 women in Northern Ireland, and recent records show that incidents have increased in the past year. Covid-19 lockdowns have been difficult for everyone, however for those being subjected to abuse by their partner, being trapped at home has been far from safe.

Here at Belfast and Lisburn Women's Aid we have remained open throughout all lockdowns, and have done our best to support the women and children who needed us despite the ongoing pandemic. We started 2021 with hope and positivity for a new year, wanting to unite the local community with a common cause whilst continuing to spread our message - and thus the #10KbyMay challenge was born!

We see this challenge as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds, but also to create a community of supporters, of like-minded people who are passionate and want to get stuck into what we do. We also see it as an chance to encourage people like you to get or stay active during lockdown, and promote a healthy, happy lifestyle within the local community during this trying time.

We have a fundraising target of £10,000 by the 1st of May. We've set the target high because we believe that the people of Belfast and Lisburn are more than capable of coming together to support us and the work that we do in the community. Plus, who doesn't like a challenge!

Sound good so far? Let's give you a little more info about the challenge itself...

- You do NOT have to run! We want as many people to join in with us, so you do not have to run the 10K, although you can if you want to. You could also walk it, you can cycle, you can even skip if that's what you enjoy best! You could also split the distance over a few days - as long as you're up-front with your sponsors about the way you're going to complete the challenge, we're happy for you to do it in whatever way you like.

- We've decided not to set up an event at a specific location, mainly due to current Covid-19 restrictions but also to give participants the freedom to take on the challenge wherever they want to. Despite this, we will be encouraging participants to undertake their 10K on the 1st of May if they can. This way, we can all take on the challenge together - but apart!

- We're encouraging anyone to sign up! Adults, youngsters, even babies in prams! As we mentioned before, we'd love as many people as possible to get involved in this campaign, so we're happy whether you're a family who want to take on the challenge together or a seasoned runner ready to face it alone.

We really hope you'll consider signing up to our #10KbyMay challenge - if you want to find out more click here and please feel free to show support on our social channels: Facebook Instagram and Twitter

If you don't fancy signing up yourself, please consider sharing with your friends and family, or pledging a donation in support of our participants.

Many thanks,


About the charity

We support women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. We have three refuges and an outreach support service for women in the community. We also campaign to eliminate domestic abuse in our community.

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