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Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster to visit Watford FC on charity run against domestic violence for Women's Aid
Sky Sports TV presenter Charlie Webster will arrive at Watford FC at 8.40am on Friday as part of her "Big Challenge" to help raise funds for domestic violence charity Women’s Aid, and to show that English football stands united against domestic violence.
Charlie is running 250 miles over seven days, visiting 40 football clubs to raise cash and awareness of domestic violence.
The challenge began at Burton Albion FC on Sunday, January 26, and finishes at West Ham United FC on Saturday, February 1.
Charlie is pushing herself to the limit to raise £100,000, enabling Women’s Aid to support thousands of survivors of domestic violence over the coming year.
Readers can sponsor Charlie at www.justgiving.com/charliesbigchallenge, or text CBC to 70300 to donate £3.
She 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 access to a place of safety."
Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid said: "Charlie is set to run 250 miles for Women’s Aid, and has shown incredible determination to unite football players, clubs, and fans against domestic violence around England.
"Domestic violence increases around big football matches, and 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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