MENU menu

Close close menu

Helping Hands 4 Halton Charity Marathon

A Halton youth group has launched a bid to raise money to support victims of rape and sexual assault. The borough’s National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme are donning fancy dress and completing a marathon’s distance between them running on treadmills at the gym at Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn on July 15.

Click here to visit their donation page.

Read more about their challenge on In Your Area’s website here.

Gauging public perception across Cheshire

RASASC is working in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire to understand how violence against women and girls (VAWG) is affecting women in Cheshire, and how we can find a solution to make areas safer.

There are several surveys being undertaken across Cheshire to gauge public insight which you can take part in:

Men's Health Week 14-21 June

At least 1 in 6 men living in the UK have been sexually abused or assaulted, and yet it takes 26 years on average for a man to speak out about it.

 

For Men’s Health Week, we’re doing a mini campaign to raise awareness of the support services available to men across Cheshire, Knowsley and St Helens.

Rob, a male Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

Rob is an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor or most commonly referred to as an ISVA. He works for the Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Cheshire and Merseyside (RASASC) who are the commissioned service, providing specialist sexual violence support across Cheshire, St Helens and Knowsley.

He said: “My role as an ISVA is to work with people who have experienced rape or sexual assault, irrespective of whether they have reported to the police. The nature of the support that I provide can vary from case to case and depends on the needs of the individual and their circumstances.

“Support can include me providing accurate and impartial information, emotional and practical support, and support before, during and after court. I act as a single point of access for the survivor and their dependants, while providing a professional service.

“It takes a lot of courage to speak out about sexual violence and it’s really important to understand that this wasn’t your fault. You didn’t do anything to deserve it. Talking to support organisations like RASASC is confidential, non-judgemental, understanding, and friendly. We’re here for you.”

Brian's 12 hour non-stop virtual cycle

The support for your family and friends can play a very important part in healing, and Brian is a great example of this. He has been supporting a close friend who is a survivor of sexual violence and wants to do more to encourage others to speak out and seek help.

 

Brian is planning on doing a non-stop 12-hour virtual cycle to raise money for RASASC, the charity who supported his friend during their experience. He said: “It’s so important that we all work together to raise awareness of this topic, together we can support those that need charities like RASASC when they need it the most.”

To donate to Brian’s cycle, visit his Just Giving page here.

Brian profile picture

Di's walking challenge

Di is undertaking a walking challenge to raise money for RASASC, a charity close to her heart. 💓

To donate to her fundraising challenge, click here.

Legs walking

No Means No – A Survivor’s Story

Kez, a sexual violence survivor, has designed and launched a pin badge to raise funds for the charity that supported her. You can purchase her badge here. 

 

You can read the full article on her project via the Silk 106.9 website here or on the Dee 106.3 website here.

No means no pin badge and rainbow background

No Means No – A sexual violence survivor’s story

A sexual violence survivor has designed and launched a pin badge to raise funds for the Warrington-based charity that supported her. You can purchase her badge here. 

 

Click here to view article in the Daily Advent or alternatively, you can also read the article on the Warrington Worldwide website here.

No means no pin badge

Victims may be scared to report sexual abuse due to Covid-19

A charity fears that victims of sexual assault may be ‘too frightened’ to come forward due to coronavirus restrictions.
Click here to view article.

Victims of sexual violence "too frightened" to report attacks due to Covid restrictions, reveals rape centre

In the UK, one in five women will experience sexual assault during her lifetime.
Click here to view article.

Restrictions could be masking sexual violence

Several young victims of sexual violence have reported feeling “too frightened” to report sexual violence attacks due to the current restrictions in place across the UK.
Click here to view article.

Young sexual violence victims afraid to report lockdown assaults

Young victims of sexual violence are afraid to report instances of sexual assault that have occurred in a setting prohibited by lockdown regulations.
Click here to view article.

Cheshire sexual violence services prepare for BBC series “Football’s Darkest Secret”

Cheshire sexual violence services say they are ready to support victims whose memories are triggered by a BBC three-part series “Football’s Darkest Secret”.

Click here to view article.

Cheshire sexual violence providers respond to BBC’s three-part series

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) David Keane and child sexual abuse support services across Cheshire have issued a statement ahead of the BBC’s three-part series entitled ‘Football’s Darkest Secret’ which is due to be released on Monday 22 March.

Click here to view article.

Child sexual abuse support services across Merseyside respond to BBC’s three-part series

Child sexual abuse support services across Merseyside have issued a statement ahead of the BBC’s three-part series entitled ‘Football’s Darkest Secret’ which is due to be released on Monday 22 March.

Click here to view article.

Dear survivors of violence who are bravely speaking out: We hear you. We see you. We believe you.
You’re not alone.🧡 @UN_Women
#OrangeTheWorld #16Days

25 November is the International Day to End Violence against Women & the world 🌎 is turning orange 🧡 to stand against gender-based violence. Let’s kick off the #16Days of Activism and #OrangeTheWorld! @UN_Women

We are really looking forward to working with our partners @CWAcharity and @CheshireEast tomorrow for the #whiteribbon webinar. Focusing on ending violence against women and girls.#VAWG #Cheshire

Load More...