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A sponsored walk through Lichfield is hoping to make a stand against domestic violence. Men are being invited to don a pair of women’s shoes – heels, flip flops or wellies – to take part in the one-mile event with women and children also welcome. The walk, on October 19 at 2pm, is being organised by Burntwood-based Pathway Project and Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership. Kathy Coe, director of the Pathway Project, said: “This is a chance for men, joined by women and children, to show their stand against physical and emotional abuse in the home. “We hope lots of people will join us and help to support Pathway Project.” A number of other activities will also take place outside the Guildhall from 1pm on the day, including face painting and balloon modelling. Then the sponsored walk will set off at 2pm. Entry is £5 and sponsorship forms are available by emailing or calling 01543 442610. To make a donation, visit Volunteers to help marshal the event and women’s shoes in large sizes are also being sought. Call The Hope Centre on 01543 442610 for more details.


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