Been feeling cooped up in lockdown? Want a challenge to really stretch your legs?

Raise funds for Leeds dedicated rape crisis centre, providing support to survivors of sexual violence at any time in their lives

SARSVL is looking for dedicated supporters to run the RunForAll Leeds 10K and Leeds Half Marathon on 5 September 2021!

SARSVL is the dedicated rape crisis centre for Leeds, providing specialist, trauma-informed, support to survivors of sexual violence via advocacy, counselling, and a helpline, at any time in their lives.

As a small independent charity, we are reliant on donations and fundraising volunteers to support us in providing these crucial services:

  • £475 pays for eight face to face sessions of trauma informed therapy with a specialist qualified counsellor
  • £45 pays for a survivor to access a specialist advocacy session with an interpreter
  • £15 pays for childcare to enable a survivor to attend a face to face session
  • £4 pays for a helpline volunteer to support a survivor over one session via phone, email or SMS text message

According to UN Women UK, 97% of women and girls aged 18-24 have experienced sexual harassment at some point in their lives. According to the ONS, nearly 1 in 4 women have experienced sexual assault or attempted assault since the age of 16.

Demand for our services is high, and we need your support.

WHAT: We have 10 sponsored race places at each of the Leeds 10K and Leeds Half Marathon. Places are £25 to book, with a fundraising goal of £150.

HOW: Book via the below Eventbrite pages to pay the booking fee to secure your sponsored race place. We’ll issue you with a pin for the RunForAll portal to register your place, support you to set up a JustGiving page to share with friends and family, keep in touch with you in advance of the race with fundraising tips, and share your progress on our social media!

Leeds 10K: visit the Leeds 10K eventbrite page here
Leeds Half Marathon: visit the Leeds Half Marathon eventbrite page here

WHEN: Run for All’s Leeds 10K and Leeds Half-Marathon, scheduled for 5th September 2021

WHERE: Leeds City Centre

WHO: Why not you?

Links:

Leeds Run For All

The Guardian reports four-fifths of young women in the UK have been sexually harassed

The Guardian reports ONS survey reveals level of sexual harassment against women