Posted on: Tue 04 Feb 2014

Stamford Bridge played host to TV presenter Charlie Webster in the past week as she ran 250 miles in seven days, visiting 40 football clubs, to raise vital funds for Women's Aid.

Having started her challenge with a visit to Burton Albion on Sunday 26 January, Webster reached Stamford Bridge on Friday evening, where she was greeted by former Blues Graham Stuart and Jody Morris, along with Chelsea TV presenter Gigi Salmon.

After meeting the Chelsea TV team, Webster headed pitchside for a quick photo before departing the stadium for an ice bath in preparation for the final part of her seven-day challenge.

She went on to finish her challenge by visiting West Ham on Saturday, with the run aimed to kick-start Football United against Domestic Violence, a Women's Aid campaign which aims to encourage the football community to give domestic abuse a red card once and for all.

'I am proud to have taken on this Big Challenge to raise money for Woman's Aid and to work with football clubs to raise awareness of domestic violence,' said Webster.

'The work Women's Aid does is vital in helping the one in four women who will experience domestic abuse, and their children, receive the support they need, including access to a place of safety.'

Polly Neate, chief executive of Women's Aid said: 'Charlie has shown incredible determination to unite football players, clubs, and fans against domestic violence around England. Domestic violence increases around big football matches, and it will only stop if everyone who loves football comes together to make that unacceptable.

'We are incredibly pleased that the football community is working with Women's Aid to raise awareness and put a stop to domestic violence. We are encouraging the footballers and fans to speak out publicly against domestic violence, making football a place where perpetrators of domestic abuse are not welcome.'

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