We are doing VHI Mini-Marathon 2019 to fundraise for Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Your support is very much appreciated.
General informationThe Dublin Rape Crisis Centre was established in 1979 and offers a wide range of ...
A group of 11 gals are running the VHI Women's Mini Marathon in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. The money raised will go towards supporting the DRCC's counselling and therapy services.
Calls to the Helpline, specifically about adult rape, increased by a third between 2016 and 2017. It is important to note that this is a continuing trend, with the number of calls relating to adult rape increasing by 65% since 2015. There has been a huge spike in calls to the national helpline since the end of 2017, which was closely correlated to the massive public response to perceptions of victim-blaming comments made on national media and the emergence of the world-wide #MeToo movement on social media.
The DRCC support services comprise the National 24-Hour Helpline, crisis counselling and long-term therapyservices in Leeson Street and in three outreach services, (Coolock, Tallaght and Dóchas Women’s Prison), as well as accompaniment services for those attending the Rotunda Hospital’s Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU), Garda stations, and court.
The Helpline, outreach services, court accompaniment and SATU attendance is largely supported by 105 trained volunteers. In 2017, Helpline Counsellors responded to:
A total of 4,940 individual appointments were made available by the Therapy Team in 2017.
The VHI Women's Mini Marathon is a key fundraising event for the DRCC so please support us as we stumble over the finish line.
"Help us prevent the harm and heal the trauma of rape and other forms of sexual violence."
Thanks for all your support!!
Amy Martin, Eanna Ńi Ńeill, Eman Awan, Hayley Jenkinson, Izzy Spencer Higgins, Jo Kane, Jenni O'Brien, Laura Hegarty, Laura Scanlan, Lily Cantillon and Sinead Gleeson
Good luck Lily ❤️
Best of luck gals!
Well done Laura and friends