Stepping out for a third year against domestic violence

Tuesday, 5th May 2015

THE men and women of Tamworth are being invited to swap shoes and walk a mile – all to raise money for a domestic abuse charity.

For the past two years, people of all ages have pulled on high heels, brogues, wellies and even flip-flops to take part in the Walk a Mile event.

The walks have raised around £2,000 for the domestic abuse charity the Pathway Project, as well as raising awareness of domestic abuse.

The events have been such a success that the walk is being held again – but this year, it’s in Lichfield and Tamworth people are being encouraged to go just a few miles up the road to take part.

The walk, which this year takes place on Saturday June 27, has once again been organised by the Tamworth and Lichfield Community Safety Partnerships and the Pathway Project. The event will be fun – but it has a very serious message. Its aim is to raise awareness of domestic violence, to encourage more people to report it and to raise as much money as possible for the Pathway Project.

The walk will start at the Guild Hall in Bore Street at 12noon – but there will be fun activities including face painting and a tombola, from 11am. Dressing up is encouraged but not compulsory.

Domestic violence statistics

The walk is a family event and promises to be a fun afternoon which can help make a difference to many lives. There will also be a tombola and organisers area appealing for donations of tombola prizes.

Entry fee is £5, but extra donations are always welcome. Registration details and sponsorship forms are available from Lucie Ferneyhough on 01543 308777 or Sponsorships forms and Just Giving facilities are also available on the Pathway website at

Anyone suffering domestic abuse can contact the Pathway Project on 01543 676800 or go to the website at . Donations to the Pathway Project can also be made online at

The Respect Helpline is a confidential service for perpetrators of domestic abuse, which offers information and support to help perpetrators change their behaviour. It can be contacted on 0808 802 4040.#