Stoke woman puts her boots on the ground for poverty charity



A woman from Stoke-on-Trent is taking on two challenges for poverty charity Turn2us. Not only is Julia Chomanicz running the London Marathon for the charity next Spring, she has organised a fashion show in support of the charity.

Inspired by the help that Turn2us has given to people she knows, she wanted to do something for the charity and has been busy training for the marathon and organising the fashion show, which takes place at Smallthorne Victory Working Men's Club, Stoke-on-Trent, on Tuesday night.

Julia, who is 29 and a mother of two children, works at conveyancing and wills specialists Goddard Dunbar & Associates. Explaining why she decided to support Turn2us, she said:

“I'm a single mum of two amazing children, and running the marathon and organising the fashion show for Turn2us to give something back and to show myself and my children that anything is possible when you put your mind to it!”

Thanking Julia for supporting the charity, Namita Harvey, Head of Fundraising at Turn2us, said:

“Running a marathon and organising a fashion show are huge things to do by themselves, but together are truly inspirational. They both will raise valuable funds for, and awareness of, the charity. Julia’s hard work will help make the lives of people struggling to make ends meet easier and we are incredibly grateful to her for that.”

Tuesday night’s fashion event will include a catwalk show, dance performance and Christmas present raffle, and clothes from the show can be purchased at a discount afterwards. Doors open at 7.30pm at Smallthorne Victory Working Men’s Club, 300 Hanley Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 1RE. Tickets are £5 and can be booked by calling 07841 664 893.