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Walk to highlight domestic abuse.

VICTIMS of domestic abuse will take part in a four-mile walk on Sunday to highlight the issue.

The Walk of Hope in North Tyneside will start at 11am at Tynemouth Priory and end at 1.30pm at St Mary's Lighthouse.

Local domestic abuse support groups including the Tyneside Cyrenians, Acorns, SAINT, Harbour and North Tyneside Council will also be taking part.

Domestic abuse affects around one in four women and one in six men at some point in their lives, yet only 40% of victims report it.

Once the walkers reach the lighthouse, they'll launch balloons of hope for those who suffer domestic abuse.

Lesley Pyle, domestic abuse co-ordinator for North Tyneside, said: "Through the walk, we are doing something positive that symbolises strength and hope, while raising awareness of the wide range of support that is available in North Tyneside, whatever your circumstances."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
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Date:Nov 25, 2011
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