Centre 56 is delighted to announce that Katie Walker is the new patron.
Katie Walker is a domestic abuse survivor. After being badly beaten by her ex-partner and spending three months having reconstructive surgery, Katie spent a long time recovering both physically and mentally.
With the help from the Princes Trust, Katie opened a charity in Liverpool, Katie Cares, where she provides support to women who have been affected by domestic abuse.
Now an ambassador for Princes Trust, Katie has gone on to win a Pride of Britain award and a Liverpool Lifestyles Award.
Katie now runs her own domestic abuse charity, Katie Cares, which is a stone’s throw away from Centre 56.
Pat Roberts, Nursery and After School Manager at Centre 56, says: “We are absolutely delighted that Katie is going to be a Centre 56 patron.
“Katie is a role model to other women who have been affected by domestic abuse. She has shown strength and resilience and has worked so hard to get where she is today.
“We hope this new partnership supports both Centre 56 and Katie Cares. We are local to each other, and hope that together we can help the many women and families who need our support”.
Katie said: “I am thrilled that Centre 56 has asked me to be a patron. Centre 56 has been around a long time and does amazing work supporting both children and families.
“I am honoured to call myself a patron and look forward to all the work we can do together”.