WARRINGTON North MP, Charlotte Nichols, has announced that she will be taking part in this year’s London Marathon to raise money for Warrington Women’s Aid.
Last year Charlotte took part in the marathon to raise money for the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and raised over £3,000.
The Foundation was created to provide life changing opportunities through sport, education, health and the arts which enrich, inspire and celebrate the Warrington community. The money raised by Charlotte is being used to support this vital work.
After successfully completing last year’s marathon Charlotte has decided to take on the 26.2-mile challenge once again in October.
This year, Charlotte is running the London Marathon to raise money for Warrington Women’s Aid. The local charity provides accommodation, support and advice to women and children escaping domestic abuse. Since opening their doors over 40 years ago, their services have grown to include support for male victims and specialist support for children.
You can sponsor Charlotte via the following link: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlotte-nichols-mp
Charlotte Nichols MP said: “Last year we smashed our fundraising target for the Warrington Wolves Foundation. This year I’m hoping to match that success running this time for Warrington Women’s Aid.
“During the pandemic, we know that sadly domestic violence cases increased enormously – putting a huge strain on the services to support victims and survivors. Warrington Women’s Aid have done an incredible job in difficult circumstances.
“But as the cost of living soars, charities like Warrington Women’s Aid that were relied upon so heavily during the pandemic, are not exempt from the crisis. Rising costs and an increase in demand for services is hitting many charities hard. That’s why I am raising money to support Warrington Women’s Aid. I hope not only to raise money for this crucial local charity but also to raise awareness of the important work they do all year round.”
Sally Starkey, Chief Officer, Warrington Women’s Aid said: “We are absolutely delighted that Charlotte is taking on this challenge to raise funds on our behalf.
“The money raised is important for us to deliver our services. It will also raise the profile of what we do for the whole community. So, victims and survivors know about our services for themselves and others.”