Leicestershire roller derby league raise £1500 for local women’s charity
As 2015 comes to an end, skaters from Leicestershire Dolly Rockit Rollers (LDRR) have handed over a grand total of £1500 to their charity of 2015 – Womens’ Aid Leicestershire Limited (WALL).
Roller derby is a DIY sport, built on the core belief of ‘for the skater, by the skater’. This ethos of collective graft and goodwill also extends to raising money for worthy causes in the local community. This year, LDRR members collectively voted to work together to support WALL – an organisation that provides vital assistance, to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
LDRR skaters and refs have worked hard to raise funds for the charity, including: raffle funds; a unique game of audience participation rollerderby; and a sponsored head shave by skater Kirsty Lagas, who went from shoulder-length hair, to buzz cut.
Representatives from WALL have also attended every LDRR home game this season, hosting a complimentary stall, to promote awareness for the services they offer women, men and children in Leicestershire. The final amount was presented to WALL Director Mary Tyler at the LDRR intraleague game on Sunday 6 December, and funds will help furnish the organisation’s newest hostel.
LDRR is currently voting on its charity of 2016, but would like to thank every person who attended games, and donated cash, and to WALL for being such a fantastic charity to work with throughout this year.
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