As lockdown continues the last couple of years have been challenging in terms of those dedicated people undertaking large events for us to fundraise, with all large events on hold till at least September 2021. Below are individuals who are still determined to undertake a personal challenge and fundraise for us or producing creative items for sale, and donating profits to 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.
Cards from women to women
Gaby Gohlar has been producing cards that when sold profits go towards supporting Rape Crisis England & Wales, aimed at women from women, to promote positivity and self love. A nice way to tell someone special what they mean to you or use for events like Mothers/Grandparents Day etc. You can buy her items here
Reclaim your body
The Healing Artist Company make prints and embroidery to promote awareness of sexual abuse support charities, including Rape Crisis England and Wales. You can view the product range here
Read My Radical Lips
Jade Jeffrey makes a range of feminist badges all of which are designed and handmade by Jade, which she sells online. 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 her Peak District Challenge
Emily now completed her 100km Peak District Challenge in August 2020, 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 event being postponed from its original intended date of Sept 2020, here she is continuing with her training and remaining committed to completing the event in several months time.
Megan Ambridge & Olivia Ward successfully completed the Windsor Women's 10K in Autumn 2020
Megan & her friend Olivia completed the Women'sWindsor 10K for us in Autumn 2020, and both exceeded their original fundraising targets they set, by a massive combined amount of 800%. Well Done Megan and Olivia, you have raised a fantastic £3540.19 for Rape Crisis England and Wales, (including Gift Aid) from your efforts, you are an awesome pair.
Art for Girls
Tallulah Weaver is making candles to raise funds for us, you can view her Go Fund Me page here. She is kindly donating 100% of purchases to us.
BELIEVE TEE 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.
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?