Broxtowe women walk to support others affected by Domestic Abuse

A group of Nottingham women who came together while receiving support for their experience of domestic abuse are encouraging others to join them as they walk to raise awareness this May.

The women from across Broxtowe, who name themselves the Wellbeing Warriors, are encouraging people across the Borough to join in, and pledge the miles they walk, run or cycle during May 2021 to ‘Miles for Minutes in May’.  They aim to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse and fundraise so Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) can provide many more minutes of support for others like them.

The women met while receiving support from BWP and progressed to its Wellbeing Programme.  The BWP Outreach Service provides a helpline giving expert advice along with email and text support, counselling and befriending services and access to the Freedom Programme and Wellbeing programmes. All this aims to empower women and build confidence and resilience to process and move on from the impact of Domestic Abuse.

Wellbeing Warrior, Sarah, said: “Just £15 provides a woman affected by Domestic Abuse with 1 hour of telephone support from BWP. We know first-hand how incredible their support is, and as survivors we want to give something back and enable them to provide help to other women in our neighbourhoods. By pledging miles, and fundraising, we can help women across Broxtowe access the minutes of help they need.

“It’s as simple as signing up on our Facebook and JustGiving pages and pledging your support while you’re getting active this May.  Just search Miles for Minutes in May!”

Colette Byrne, Chief Executive Officer of BWP, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our Wellbeing Warriors, and not just their personal progression, but their passion and drive to support other women is inspirational.  We’re so grateful for their efforts to raise funds for BWP through their Miles for Minutes in May campaign.  We hope to see many people across the Borough join in by dedicating their active miles to our campaign during May, and raising awareness of violence against women and girls and the support available to them.”