People have united in Lichfield to make a stand against domestic violence.

Cllr Doug Pullen in his heels

The Pathway Project invited people to join them for a mile long walk around the city centre streets to raise awareness and funds.

A number of walkers – including Burntwood councillor Doug Pullen – donned high heels for the event yesterday.

“Last year, police in Staffordshire received 50 reports every day of domestic abuse,” said Cllr Pullen. “An already vulnerable woman, often with young children in tow, often with little or no local support network, can turn to Pathway Project to provide accommodation, advice, counselling and support.

“This is an excellent local charity which has a dramatic influence on the lives of abused women, but they need funding.”

People can still donate via Cllr Pullen’s online fundraising page.

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