The Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Cornwall have launched their Crowdfunder appeal which seeks to raise in excess of £20,000 to provide safe, confidential counselling and therapy rooms in which to support women and girls affected by rape, sexual violence and child sexual exploitation. 

For over 20 years, our Bodmin-based charity, The Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, has helped thousands of women and young girls throughout Cornwall heal and move forward with their lives following such devastating abuse.  The emergency helplines, counselling support, group therapy and body works programmes have been proven to change women’s and girls’ lives.

Despite the essential work they do, they are facing challenges as never before.  Whilst struggling with cuts to funding, they have had to undergo a mandatory office relocation which has left them with very limited space to support the growing number of women and girls who come for help.  After much deliberation, they feel their only option is to put up a timber structure on the new site which will provide four safe and confidential counselling rooms and a larger group therapy room.

The Crowdfunder appeal, which went live on 8th June and will last for 6 weeks, seeks to raise the money necessary to complete this ambitious project.  They are appealing to people and organisations to give generously to this cause and are asking for help in extending the reach of the appeal to as many as possible.  The names of those donating to the campaign will be permanently commemorated in a piece of original artwork which will go up in the new building and be there for all the brave women using it to see.

The help and support they receive will be invaluable and help to ensure that the services they offer are available to all those that so sadly need it.

You can view the appeals page and donate at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/womens-rape-sexual-abuse-centre

Visit the Facebook page to like or share the appeal at http://www.facebook.co.uk/WRSAC

For more information about WRSAC and the work they do, please go https://www.wrsac.org.uk/