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I am running for Women's Aid Leicestershire Limited because they support women victims of abuse and violence.

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  • Event: Leicester Marathon, 14 Oct 2018

Women's Aid Leicestershire Limited

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I am running for an exceptionally good cause – Women’s Aid
Leicestershire (https://www.wa-leicester.org.uk/) - a local charity that supports women who are victims of domestic abuse and violence. Sadly, as we know from many newspaper reports, such abuse is still common across the UK and Leicestershire is no exception.

Women’s Aid Leicestershire was set up in 1974 when it established its first women’s refuge for those fleeing domestic abuse, and has continued and widened this work since then. The charity provides direct help and support to anyone experiencing domestic abuse but also raises awareness of this issue more generally, speaks out on behalf of the victims of abuse, empowers individuals to take action themselves to change their circumstances, and works to change the culture, both societal and political, which permits abuse and violence to continue.

I know several women who have been in abusive relationships and I am aware of the physical and emotional harm that these cause. I am running for these women and many others like them; the money that I raise through your sponsorship will help to sustain the excellent work carried out by Women’s Aid Leicestershire in providing hope, security and advocacy.

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