Tackling Domestic Abuse in Nottingham is one of my major priorities for my time as Nottingham North's Member of Parliament.
Largely I prioritise this through asking Parliamentary Questions or taking part in debates however on April 22nd I'm going to do something a little more direct.
I'm running the London Marathon in aid for Women's Aid Integrated Services. They do incredible work for women, teenagers and children affected by domestic abuse. So my run will be in aid of them. I've worked closely with WAIS Nottingham for many years - this is a small way of thanking them for all they do.
As for the run... it'll be 26.2 pretty painful miles. I've done quite a bit of training so I should get round but it's not likely to be much fun. I'll feel much better about grinding though those last few miles knowing that the money raised will be going to such an important cause.