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Jewellery maker and TV star team up for charity

Dawn Hook of Candy Voss Jewellery, Spalding, who is helping TV sports presenter Charlie Webster in raising money for domestic violence charity Women's Aid.

Dawn Hook of Candy Voss Jewellery, Spalding, who is helping TV sports presenter Charlie Webster in raising money for domestic violence charity Women's Aid.

She may not be running herself but Spalding jewellery maker Dawn Hook (47) is doing the next best thing to help domestic violence victims.

Dawn, of Woolram Wygate, is teaming up with TV sports presenter Charlie Webster to try and raise £100,000 for Women’s Aid which has weekly sessions in Spalding and Holbeach.

Dawn hopes to sell some specially-made jewellery and then donate half of the proceeds to Women’s Aid through Charlie’s Big Challenge, a 250-mile, seven-day run by the Sky Sports News presenter and Women’s Aid ambassador.

Dawn said: “I live in a house half-full of men who watch sport and we see Charlie quite a lot on the telly.

“More importantly, I got to know Charlie through a friend of mine and found out about her Big Challenge for Women’s Aid.

“I emailed Charlie to ask if she would consider my help and we arranged to meet in London where I showed her a few items of my hand-made jewellery.

“I then came back and created some more things based on what Charlie wanted.”

Dawn, who runs Candy Voss Jewellery, hopes to raise £5,000 towards Charlie’s Big Challenge, which runs from January 26 until February 1.

“It’s a really worthwhile cause and I admire Charlie for standing up and saying that domestic violence is wrong,” Dawn said.

Charlie said: “The issue of abuse against women and children is something very close to my heart and I’m very passionate about it.”

To sponsor Charlie, go to www.justgiving.com/charliesbigchallenge or to donate £3, text CBC to 70300.

 

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