Rape Crisis

FEATURED FUNDRAISERS

Looking for some fundraising ideas? Check out a few of our fabulous current friends and supporters.

 

For Books' Sake

FuriesOrder your paperback version now!

 

FURIES is the first poetry collection from For Books’ Sake, compiled following an open call for submissions that attracted over 700 entries from across the globe.

 

The FURIES poetry anthology is edited by Eve Lacey, and includes a foreword from Jenni Fagan, acclaimed author of The Panopticon.

 

Published in October 2014 to coincide with National Poetry Day, 50% of profits from the collection are donated to Rape Crisis England & Wales and it has raised us a fantastic £1,750 so far.

 

FURIES features both emerging and established voices, including published and prize-winning authors from Imtiaz Dharker to Rebecca Goss to Patience Agbabi. Within these pages you’ll find some of the best women’s writing out there today, united in celebration of women warriors past, present and future.

 

Kindle edition also available.

 

"To be voiceless is to question whether one even exists — so listen to these voices — for all of those who cannot speak out and for all those who are waiting to hear these words and know them as their own; to all those who understand that rape is a war we must all continue to challenge and fight in every country, every day, from now until the human race finally, truly, evolves. Until then — let it be known that we stood side-by-side on the long road home and said, enough is enough." Jenni Fagan

 

The Hairy Truth

In June last year, Rape Crisis supporter Jennifer Drewett raised an amazing £1,229.75 for us when she was sponsored to shave off all her hair! 

 

Jenny continues to support and fundraise for us, with this year's initiatives including a signed suitcase, parties and quizzes. Find your own fundraising inspiration by perusing her blog here.

 

Sex, Drugs & HIV

Sex drugs and HIVMat Sargent started the Sex, Drugs 'n' HIV project 19 years ago in 1995 because he wanted to give something back to the charities that helped him on his journey in life.

 

At the time he started recording the first HIV sessions, he had just left punk band CHELSEA and joined SHAM 69. He knew musicians from various bands from being on the road and meeting people backstage etc, a lot of them became his friends, so he asked them to guest on the album.

 

19 years, 200 artists and 40 tracks later, the CD has been on sale since November 2014 and has already raised £1,000 for each of the four charities, including Rape Crisis England & Wales.

 

Find out more and buy your copy via the website.

 

These are just a few of our amazing friends, supporters, funders and fundraisers. We'll aim to update the projects featured here every few months so we can showcase as many of these fabulous people and groups as possible. Do you know someone who's fundraised for Rape Crisis and deserves a shout-out? Why not let us know?