Trevi’s Warrior Women Walk will take place on Sunday, 15 October 2023.

Local women’s charity Trevi, is once again calling all COURAGEOUS and STRONG women to take up their 10K Warrior Women Walk this October.

Trevi is once again urging local women to come together and step out to support those affected by domestic violence and abuse and show us that they can take on the world!

Trevi launched it’s very first Warrior Women Walk last year, and to their delight, over 250 awesome women came together to walk 10k and raise over £20k for the charity. They hope to encourage 500 women to participate this year and double their fundraising target.

Hayley Dann, Trevi Fundraising & Marketing Lead, says, ‘We were overwhelmed with the support we had for the walk last year. We can’t thank those enough who took part, donated, and supported our walkers on our very first event.

Seeing so many women joining the fun with their friends and having such an amazing time was awesome and very emotional! We had so many lovely comments about the event, so we are so excited to be able to bring it back this year. We celebrate our 30th anniversary this year, so now is the perfect time to come and join us in our celebrations.’

The Warrior Women Walk invites women to tackle the 10k walk, starting and finishing at Burrator Reservoir Discovery Centre, and raise vital support for women affected by trauma and abuse. The Warrior Women Walk takes in some of Devon’s most stunning scenery. The 10k route will walk you around the beautiful Burrator reservoir and rugged moorland of Sheepstor with a slight variation on last year incorporating more of the stunning Leat! This year’s Warrior Women Walk features a staggered start to accommodate the increase in walkers and sees the return of some optional fun activities to challenge you on your way around!

The walk allows women to connect with friends and other amazing women. Trevi hope the 10k challenge will bring together women who have been affected by trauma and abuse, whether personally or a loved one; women who want to see a future without violence against women and girls and women looking to have fun with their girlfriends and raise money for charity; Trevi invites you to take on their warrior challenge!

Last year 1.7 million women were victims of domestic abuse in the UK, with a domestic abuse-related call being made to the police every 30 seconds., 1

Whilst domestic abuse-related crimes in Plymouth decreased in 2021/22 by 1.5%, domestic abuse-related non-crime incidents increased by 9.5%. Domestic violence accounts for 31.5% of all crime in Plymouth compared to the national figure of 17%.
Trevi supports more than 1000 women who have been affected by domestic violence or abuse annually.

80% of the women they support through their Jasmine Mother’s Recovery residential rehab centre and 67% of women accessing their Sunflower Women’s Centre have or are experiencing domestic abuse.

Michelle was supported by Trevi and says, ‘I came to Trevi when I was eight months pregnant. Social services were planning to remove my daughter from me at birth as I was addicted to drugs and in an abusive relationship.

The staff at Trevi were beyond amazing. I felt totally supported by all of them and never felt judged for my past mistakes. They were always there to listen if I was struggling with anything. They believed in me, which gave me the strength to keep going.’
All of Trevi’s services are delivered by a dedicated and trauma-informed team of women-only support workers, therapists, teachers, and specialist practitioners who work with every woman to address the trauma in her life and help her understand how it manifests so that she can begin to heal, grow, and move forward.

This year’s event is kindly sponsored by Plymouth City Bus , a long time supporter of Trevi. Jess Bolt, Marketing Manager says,

‘Inspiring strength, empowering unity, and celebrating resilience. We proudly stand as sponsors of the Warrior Women’s Walk, and are honoured to be able to support the amazing work that Trevi does for the women of Plymouth.’

Trevi hopes that the Warrior Women Walk will be as successful as it was in 2022. Women can walk as individuals, in teams, business groups and organisations. All are encouraged to get involved and register for an official place in the Warrior Women Walk 2023.

For more information and to register, visit https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/TheWarriorWomenWalk2023

To donate to Trevi or learn more about their important work, you can visit trevi.org.uk

t: 01752 255 758
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