Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

41 %
£1,240.16
raised of £3,000 target
by 44 supporters
Donate
Jo Cullimore avatar
Jo Cullimore

London Marathon 2011

Fundraising for Women's Aid Federation Of England

41 %
£1,240.16
raised of £3,000 target
by 44 supporters
Donate
  • Team members: Jo Cullimore
  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2011, 17 Apr 2011

Women's Aid Federation Of England

Women's Aid is the national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. Women's Aid provides a package of 24 hour lifeline services for women experiencing domestic violence including the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge and the Women's Aid website www.womensaid.org.uk

Charity Registration No. 1054154

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Wow...what an experience, I did it, all be it taking longer than planned!  After gaining an injury at 12 miles, my final finish time was 6 hrs 55 mins, compared to my target of less than 5 hours...but I finished in 33,968 place (out of 37,000)...so it was worth the 14 miles of walking/jogging with a clicking and painful hip!!

I am still a long way from my fundraising target for Women's Aid, so I will be still collecting sponsors for a while, so please make a donation if you would like to.

The reason I was running for Women's Aid was because in 2006 Emma (then 2), Tyler (then 1) and I were placed in one of their refuges for women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence/abuse.  

We were lucky, we not only had a safe place to stay, the support we received from Women's Aid was second to none.  We were back on our feet in no time.  Without Women's Aid we couldn't have done it.  

That's why Women's Aid are so close to my heart...and always will be.  In my eyes they are life savers.

For official figures on the number of women abused in this country, or for useful numbers/information, check out their website www.womensaid.org.uk.  You will be astonded at the sheer volume of women who are abused in our country every day! 

Women's Aid helped us escape abuse and now I want to raise as much as I can to help Women's Aid help many many more suffers.

Anything you can donate, no matter how small, would be very much appreciated.

Thank you, Jo xxx

Photos

2

Supporters

44
Donate