TV Charlie to visit Keepmoat Stadium in national challenge
TV presenter and football enthusiast Charlie Webster is embarking on a 250-mile run over seven days, visiting 40 football clubs along the way.
Charlie’s Big Running Challenge is aiming to raise more than £100,000 for Women’s Aid, a UK charity dedicated towards protecting women and children against domestic violence, which will also raise massive awareness for Women’s Aid in the process.
Starting at Everton’s Goodison Park in Liverpool on Sunday 26 January, Charlie will travel across the country, finishing at West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground in London on Saturday 1 February.
She will kick-off her South Yorkshire leg of the challenge by visiting Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday, 28 January.
Rovers will be the second location on day three of the challenge, where Charlie will have already completed more than 95 miles of her route. After a quick pit-stop at the Keepmoat Stadium, she will be visiting Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday and her home-town club Sheffield United.
Katie Lansdowne, Charlie’s Big Challenge Volunteer at Women’s Aid, says: “We hope the event will unite fans, clubs, and players at all levels of the nation’s favourite game in order to help raise vital funds for Women’s Aid, and to show that football stands united against domestic violence.
“Statistics show a significant rise in domestic violence after football matches. Charlie’s Challenge kick-starts a Football United Against Domestic Violence campaign to show domestic violence the red card once and for all.”
Gavin Baldwin, chief executive of Doncaster Rovers, adds: “We are delighted to assist Charlie in her challenge and pleased she will be taking in the Keepmoat Stadium as part of the run. We’ll make sure she receives a warm welcome and a place to rest those feet, if only for a few minutes before she sets off to the next stadium!
“Doncaster Rovers supports the Football United Against Domestic Violence campaign and we wish Charlie the best of luck with her incredible challenge.”
Fans can follow Charlie on her journey on Twitter by using #CharliesChallenge or by visiting the Facebook page www.facebook.com/charliesbigchallenge.