Sisters Fundraise for MFCC
On the 10th of April last year the small town of Machynlleth was left in shock when Tracy Cockrell, known to her family as Tracy Johnson, was killed by her ex-partner. Sharron Rogers and Cheryl O’nions are two of Tracy’s sisters from Yorkshire running in the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K, on the 9th July, in her memory.
“Tracy was fun loving, the life and soul of the party,” said Sharron “her death has left a hole in our heart which can never be filled.” “We were left devastated when Tracy was murdered by her jealous ex-partner” added Cheryl “Sharron and I want to stop other families going through the same thing as ours so we are running to not only raise funds, but to raise awareness of domestic abuse. We want to show people there is help out there; you don’t have to be alone.” Sharon said “we have lost a sister, but she will always be with us, so please help if you can ever penny counts.”
Sharron and Cheryl will be raising funds for the domestic abuse charity Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre who cover North Powys, supporting men, women and their children experiencing domestic abuse. Jane Stephens the Team Leader for the charity said, “domestic abuse can affect anyone and it is crucial that we raise awareness of services available, especially in rural locations. We were exceptionally pleased to hear Sharron and Cheryl had chosen us as their charity and wish them the very best of luck.”
If you would like to donate go to the Facebook page @RunningForTracy or contact Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre. If you, or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse call Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre on 01686 629114 or the Live Fear Free Helpline on 080880 10800