The Mayor of Hounslow raised thousands for Refuge charity


The Mayor of Hounslow let her feet do the walking as she pounded the streets of London in aid of the fight against domestic violence.

Councillor Sue Sampson took part in the Walk4Refuge on Saturday [9 September], which saw her joining other walkers in crossing four of London’s iconic bridges, Tower Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Millennium Bridge and Westminster Bridge.

Cllr Sampson said: “It was a fantastic event and one I truly enjoyed being part of because it is such an important cause that we must keep working to raise awareness of.

“Domestic violence took the life of my sister 41 years ago when she was only 23 years old. But I was hearing stories from other walkers about how they have lost a loved one and children, friends or someone they know in the same or similar circumstances more recently.

“I can’t believe I am still listening to such horrific events concerning domestic violence. It means it is still going on and it is something we must strive to stop”