7th Dec, 2021

CRASAC looking for 40 runners to take part in the Coventry 5k in its 40th year

A COVENTRY which provides specialist services to people affected by rape and sexual violence is seeking 40 runners for a fund-raiser to celebrate a marvellous milestone.

CRASAC is hoping runners will rise to the challenge and take part in the Coventry 5K to help it reach its fund-raising target of £40k in its 40th year.

The cash will help CRASAC continue its valuable work, helping those who need it.

Since 1981 CRASAC’s specialist support services have helped more than 76,000 people with almost 60,000 calls to its helpline.

In the past year alone, almost 3,000 people, including 230 children and young people aged between five and 18, accessed their counselling, advocacy and outreach services.

Alev Taylor, CRASAC’s COO said: “CRASAC has grown considerably over the years and is the only organisation to offer this kind of support in Coventry.

“Funding we receive not only supports CRASAC’s counselling and specialist helpline services, but also our crisis and advocacy service which provides support to victims navigating the criminal justice system.

“As demand for our services increases securing ongoing funding is a challenge, so we are keen to mark this milestone year and raise £40,000 – a step towards changing the stigma which exists around sexual violence.”

Entry fee to run for CRASAC is £10 which includes a branded runner’s t-shirt.

Runners or anyone else wanting to get involved should email fundraising@crasac.org.uk .

Visit https://www.crasac.org.uk/ to find out more about the charity or about getting help or support.

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