2016 celebrates 40 years of supporting rape survivors
Because I’ve been here for 20 of those 40 years, I can’t let the occasion go by without offering thanks to those that helped us get here.
Thanks to those who founded this organisation, and all our previous directors. Thanks to past and present members of staff, for whom working at Rape Crisis is not just a job, but a part of them. Thanks to our volunteers – all of whom come from the communities we serve – and who are the cornerstone of our organisation. Thanks to our Trustees, past and present, who have careers of their own but give unstintingly of themselves, their time and their expertise. Thanks to those men and women who were courageous enough to seek our support in reaching out for personal healing; and to those who embarked on the difficult process of bringing the perpetrators to justice.
And thanks to you – for being an individual who empowers Rape Crisis with your donations, for being an advocate and spreading the word, for being our partner behind the scenes – a role which is as vital to our work as any other. Your support allows Rape Crisis to grow.