Pride of Manchester winner Jane Gregory knows what it’s like to be in an abusive relationship, but it was the murder of local mums Leanne McNuff and Linzi Ashton by their ex-partners – after suffering years of abuse – that made her realise she had to do something.

Sadly their cases were far from unique, and in 2013 Jane set up the Salford Survivor Project to help others in the same situation.

She had been concerned that her daughter might get involved in a troubled relationship with her own partner. “I just thought: I’ve got to make a change.