This year has been very challenging in terms of those dedicated people undertaking large events for us to fundraise. Even though local lockdowns threaten what will and wont still go ahead, below are some creative individuals who are still determined to undertake a personal challenge with the aim of raising money for our cause. If you are thinking of fundraising for us but not sure where to start? Check out a few of our fabulous friends and supporters for inspiration.
Read My Radical Lips
Jade Jeffrey makes a range of feminist badges all of which are designed and handmade by Jade. The items are to create wearable activism and support open dialogue around women's human rights issues as well as support for charities. Jade has already made a donation to her local Rape Crisis Centre and is continuing to split her fundraising between the centre and Rape Crisis England and Wales.
Please see her Etsy shop if you would like to purchase any items and for a wider range of products.
Emily has completed the first of this years challenges for us
Emily now completed her 100km Peak District Challenge in August, having walked a total of 142km for Rape Crisis England & Wales. she says 'because the counselling i received changed everything for me'. She has raised an amazing £1971.30 to date including Gift Aid and will be undertaking the Manchester Marathon in 2021 when large events will hopefully be reinstated. Find out more and support Emily on her JustGiving page.
Well done Emily...thats awesome!
James William is running his own marathon
James is undertaking a marathon distance run on 6th/7th February 2021, running the distance of 42km, along the River Stort, he will have a team with him to verify the distance and keep him motivated. You can check out his training page
Megan Patel is will be taking part in a 50km walk on the Brecon Beacons
September 2021 will see Megan undertaking this long trek, so far she has beaten her own original fundraising target by 184% to date. Despite the disappointment of this years event being cancelled, here she is continuing with her training and remaining committed to completing the event in a years time.
Megan Ambridge is running the Windsor Women's 10K in September 2020
With luck and a prevailing wind behind her, Megan is undertaking the Women's 10K for us this September, and has already exceeded her target of fundraising by 139%.
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"
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
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 England and Wales who deserves a shout-out? Why not let us know?