Charlie Webster: TV star’s Leeds bid to tackle domestic violence

TV presenter Charlie Webster
TV presenter Charlie Webster
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TV presenter Charlie Webster will arrive at Leeds United today (January 27) as part of her goal to tackle domestic violence.

The Sky Sports presenter will arrive at Elland Road as part of a gruelling 250 mile run to raise money for Women’s Aid.

She is visiting 40 football clubs in just seven days to raise £100,000 for the charity to support thousands of survivors of domestic violence.

The YEP reported last year that Leeds Women’s Aid, who marked their 40th anniversary last year, have supported nearly 3,000 women in just one year who have become victims of domestic violence.

Charlie said: “I am proud to be taking on this Big Challenge to raise money for Woman’s Aid and to work with football clubs to raise awareness of domestic violence.

“The work Women’s Aid does is vital in helping the one in four women who will experience domestic abuse, and their children, receive the support they need, including a place of safety.”

Polly Neate, chief executive of Women’s Aid, said: “Charlie has shown incredible determination to unite football players, clubs, and fans against domestic violence around England.

“Domestic violence increases around big football matches, and that it will only stop if everyone who loves football comes together to make that unacceptable.

“We are incredibly pleased that the football community is working with Women’s Aid to raise awareness and put a stop to domestic violence.

“We are encouraging the footballers and fans to speak out publicly against domestic violence, making football a place where perpetrators of domestic abuse are not welcome.”


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