A recent sponsored walk organised by East Lindsey Domestic Abuse Service and Nottingham Community Housing Association to coincide with International Women's Day has been hailed a great success.
Dubbed the "Walk a mile in her shoes" march, the event aimed to raise awareness of violence against women and girls, and the work done by ELDAS and NCHA to support victims.
While many participants joined the procession from Hubbard's Hill to Spout Yard in Louth bearing a sash emblazoned with the slogan of the event, many more completed a 1-mile walk at their place of work.
Victoria Atkins MP commented, "I was thrilled to hear that so many people participated in the sponsored walk to raise money for such a worthwhile cause, and I am glad that the walk was a success. I think coinciding the walk with International Women's Day was an important decision to promote awareness of violence against women and girls."
The walk was followed by an exhibition in Spout Yard Gallery to celebrate inspirational women and their achievements.
The event would not have been possible without the hard work of ELDAS and NCHA staff, as Victoria reflected, "Thank you to all the staff who provide tireless support to victims of domestic abuse, and in particular for their work on the 'Walk a mile' event. I hope the money and awareness raised can support the continued strengthening of the services they provide.'"