THE CENTREChallenge 4 Change, the Trafford Park based indoor activity centre, has teamed up with Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS) to organise a Sports Day charity fundraiser.

The “School Sports Day” style fancy dress event takes place at C4C on Friday 4th March.  Challenge 4 Change is a registered charity which provides the only indoor training centre of its kind in the North of England combining training and conference facilities with a 13 station aerial runway over 35 feet off the ground, a high ropes training course and a low level obstacle course.

TDAS is the only specialist domestic abuse charity in Trafford, with over 24 years experience working with adults and children suffering domestic abuse.  They help by providing support services, accommodation and delivering awareness programmes.

Lydia Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, from TDAS said: “The statistics around domestic abuse are very surprising to most people.  Domestic abuse affects over a million children in the UK, and on average two women are killed by their current or former partner every week.  Men can also be the victims of domestic abuse, but behind every statistic lies a human story.

“Without our donors we wouldn’t be able to continue our work, saving lives and helping people.  We need to continue to prevent children from entering into unhealthy relationships through our awareness campaigns.  Fundraising events like this one are crucial to enable us to help people to make better safer, happier futures for themselves and their children.”

Dave Djordjevic, Chief Executive of C4C said: “We’re delighted to work with TDAS and support the valuable work they do in Trafford.  We would encourage local businesses to get involved either by entering a team for the Sports Day, or by taking advantage of one of the sponsorship opportunities available.  We’ve devised a packed day of fun and challenging activities, including a Glide and Slide Relay, Willies over the Wall, and a Muddy Egg and Spoon race.  We can guarantee that everyone taking part will have a great day as well as raising money for a very worthy cause.”

To find out about taking part, and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please phone ring 0300 123 1401 or e mail info@challenge4change.org.