Sheffield-born Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster is today completing a fundraising challenge in which she has run 250 miles over seven days - visiting 40 football stadiums en route.
Charlie, aged 31, who attended Tapton School and is a Sheffield United fan, set herself the challenge to raise cash for Women’s Aid, the charity for which she is an ambassador.
She set off at Burton Albion FC’s ground last Sunday, arrived in Sheffield on Wednesday, and is due to finish her run at West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground this afternoon.
Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: “We are encouraging all footballers and fans to speak out publicly against domestic violence, making football a place where perpetrators of domestic abuse are not welcome.
“Charlie has really pushed herself to the limit over the last seven days to raise an amazing £100,000. This will enable Women’s Aid to support thousands of survivors of domestic violence over the coming year and we are incredibly grateful to Charlie for working so hard to complete this astounding challenge.”
The challenge will now kick-start Football United against Domestic Violence, a Women’s Aid campaign launching in June which aims to encourage the football community to give domestic abuse a red card.
n Visit www.justgiving.com/charliesbigchallenge to find out more and to donate money.