Vera’s Walk For Domestic Abuse Survivors

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Posted 23 July 2021

A Housing 21 Resident in Salford has walked over 300 metres every day for 100 days, to raise money for a local charity.

In April 2021, Vera began to walk the length of the corridors of Edward Onyon Court in Salford. She planned to do this 97 times, once for every birthday, walking up to 400 metres each day and reaching a total of 6.2 miles.

Vera has committed to this monumental effort in order to raise funds for Salford Survivors Project, a charity that helps survivors of domestic abuse. Despite having two hip replacements, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, Vera has soldiered on and was sure to squeeze in a few practice walks before beginning the challenge.

Her doctor recently advised her to keep mobile, so the charity walk has the added benefit of keeping her fit and healthy while raising money.

Monique Walker-Jones, the Court Manager at the scheme where Vera lives, said, “Vera has improved her fitness and mental health talking on this challenge it’s great to see her go from strength to strength! We all had a lovely day in the courtyard at Edward Onyon celebrating Vera’s successful completion of her 100 day challenge.”

She has already raised over £5000. When asked about the response so far, Vera said, “I am amazed at the amount that has been raised for Salford Survivors Project so far, it’s fantastic to think about how many people can be helped with this. I am overwhelmed at the support I have received.”

You can donate to Vera’s efforts here.

For more information on Domestic Abuse, read our Domestic Abuse page.

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