Thinking of fundraising for us but not sure where to start? Check out a few of our fabulous friends and supporters for inspiration.
Jo is swimming for Rape Crisis
This Saturday 21st September, the brilliant Jo is doing the 1-mile Serpentine Swim in Hyde Park, to raise money for Rape Crisis England & Wales.
Organised by London Marathon Events, the festival is held in the beautiful setting of the famous Serpentine in Hyde Park, London, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
24 hour Craftathon
Jennifer at Coronation Soap is embarking on a 24 hour craftathon on Saturday 28th September 2019. She will spend 24 hours making soaps, candles, lip balms & more and will livestream the event on their Facebook page.
Completed products made during the craftathon will be on sale for the duration at a discounted rate so you could support a charity challenge and grab a bargain at the same time!
Ride Against Rape
A brilliant group of friends are raising money for us by cycling from Oxford to London (98km!) this September
Charity Ice Hockey match
Siân Steel Osteopathy & Medway Madness Ice Hockey held a charity ice hockey game and leg wax in May this year, and raised over £2,400 for Rape Crisis England & Wales and another charity. Thanks Sian and everyone involved!
Heidi's Great Birmingham 10k
Heidi ran the Great Birmingham 10k on 26th May 2019 to raise money for us
Cleo is cutting her long hair & raising donations to support women and girl survivors of rape & sexual abuse
She is hoping to raise £30 for every cm she cuts off... and there are 30cm to go!!!
To find out more or support Cleo please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cleo-haircut
Morgan ran the Bath Half Marathon
Morgan ran the Bath Half Marathon on 17th March 2019 for Rape Crisis England & Wales because she "wants to raise awareness & help empower victims."
Richard is trekking from London to Brighton
Richard Smailes is taking part in the London to Brighton Trek for the 5th time and has been inspired to raise funds for Rape Crisis England & Wales as his daughter, Harriet, has been a volunteer in one of our member Centres for some time and has spoken of the great work we do.
To find out more, please visit Richard's fundraising page
Darren ran the London Marathon to make a difference for women and girl survivors
Inspired by his 2 daughters to put on his running shoes, Darren ran the London Marathon on 28th April 2019 to support Rape Crisis England & Wales, to help us to improve services and promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence.
To find out more or to support Darren please visit his fundraising page
Griffin ran the London Marathon
Griffin Mosson ran the London Marathon on 28th April 2019 to raise money for us!
Georgia's Bungee Jump
Georgia did a sponsored bungee jump on 2nd February 2019 to raise money for us!
Believe Women T-shirts
Sam Scheibel has designed these fantastic Believe Women t-shirts, with a minimum 25% of profits coming to Rape Crisis England & Wales.
Sam says: "In response to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and the climate that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault face every day I'm leveraging my meagre abilities as a designer to take a stand. I stand with women and promise to support and believe survivors. Every victim deserves a safe space and fair chance to have their voice heard.
I know there is more I can do. Selling a design for charity may not seem like much, but as a husband, son and member of society I felt I should do something. I pledge to donate 50% of all profits to victim support charities in the US and UK"
London 10k Run - 15th July 2018
The Virgin Sport London 10k took place on Sunday 15th July in Central London, and we had 6 amazing women running for Rape Crisis! You can support us and them by sponsoring one of our runners - just click on the links below for some of their fundraising pages:
Thank you and well done to our brilliant runners, we really appreciate your support!
Lucy-Rose's Cello vs Mountain Challenge
Lucy-Rose is climbing Ben Nevis with her cello to play at the top, in support of Rape Crisis!
Check out her fundraising page here for more info and to donate.
Hannah is running for Rape Crisis
This year Hannah will be running more mileage than her car in the form of (at least) 1 half marathon, 2 marathons and a 50-mile ultra!
April 15th : Brighton Marathon
June 23rd : Kent 50 Mile Ultra
Oct 14th : Munich Marathon
Nov 25th : Ashford Half
Grace skydived to raise money for us in March and is still collecting donations. Click here to show your support.
Waymaking: An anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art
Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape.
With contributions from adventurers including Alpinist magazine editor Katie Ives, multi-award-winning author Bernadette McDonald, adventurers Sarah Outen and Anna McNuff, renowned filmmaker Jen Randall and many more, Waymaking is an inspiring and pivotal work published in an era when wilderness conservation and gender equality are at the fore.
50% of royalties will be donated to Rape Crisis England & Wales.
For Books' Sake
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
Sex, Drugs & HIV
Mat Sargent started the Sex, Drugs 'n' HIV project 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.
200 artists and 40 tracks later, the CD has been on sale since November 2014 and has raised well over £1,000 for each of the four charities, including Rape Crisis England & Wales.
These are just a few of our inspiring friends, supporters, and fundraisers. We aim to update the projects featured here regularly so we can showcase as many of these great 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?