An inspirational grandmother who was once a victim of domestic abuse will be taking on a challenge to raise money for a local charity.

97-year-old Vera Green from Salford will be walking 100 metres for a 100 days to raise £9k for the Salford Survivors Project.

Vera was once a victim of domestic abuse herself having suffered at the hands of her ex-husband.

The mother of ten spoke the Manchester Evening News about what it was like to live under a home ruled by her abusive, alcoholic husband and what advice she would give to women and men who find themselves in the same situation.

“It was bad, it was very very bad.” She said.

“My husband was always drunk and every time he came through the doors he would come for me.

“I want to tell people who are in the same position to leave as soon as they can. Leave and see what support you can find."

Vera Green moved to Salford with her family in 1963
Vera moved to Salford with her family in 1963

Inspired by the late Captain Sir Tom Moore, Vera will be walking the corridor of her care home for a hundred days, 97 for her age and the extra three to honour the national hero.

At 21-years-old Vera married her husband Francis Green who served in the navy during the Second World War.

Originally from Ardwick, the family moved to Salford in 1963 and settled in Pendleton.

She became a housewife after working at a munitions factory during the and had ten children, three of whom have sadly past away, and she has over 50 grandchildren and great grandkids.

Vera with her son third son Edwin
Vera with her son third son Edwin

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Edwin Green is Vera’s third son and has been supporting her to help young women and men who find themselves in the same situation his mother was in 50 years ago.

“My father was an alcoholic, he was physically and emotionally abusive.” He said.

“We all went through it but my mum went through the most.

“It was a different time back then, 50 years ago there was no support, no charities, nothing. But everything’s changed now.

“Because she was a victim she wants to support victims through what she’s doing now,

“She’s determined to do this walk. To do it a hundred times and to support people through the Salford Survivor’s Project.”

You can support Vera's challenge here.