Buckinghamshire student fundraises for Safeline

 I wanted to make a stand for something worth fighting for, supporting all victims and survivors of sexual assault and striving to make a difference

Ethan McLeod, a 6th form student at Stowe School has challenged himself to cycle the length of the United Kingdom from Land’s End to John O’ Groats in August 2020.  Ethan has always been a keen cyclist, but he has never cycled anything like this distance before.  He has set himself this challenge to raise awareness of the impact of sexual abuse and rape and to raise money for Safeline.  Training for this impressive challenge will be fitted in between studying for his A’ Levels.

Ethan is also campaigning for greater awareness of the impact of sexual abuse and rape on Instagram under his handle: @cycling_to_end_sexual_assault.  He is a passionate advocate for survivors and his determination to support them and raise awareness is outstanding.

Ethan says “…. I wanted to make a stand for something worth fighting for, supporting all victims and survivors of sexual assault and striving to make a difference”

If you are around Buckingham and surrounding areas, you might see Ethan as he trains.  Please support Ethan by waving him on and by donating to his campaign page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EthanMacleod1

As if A’ Levels and cycling are not enough, Ethan has also organized an exhibition of “What Were You Wearing? ” at Stowe 12 – 26 March 2020.  This exhibition is inspired by the question asked of victims of sexual violence which implies that he or she was responsible for the sexual assault and could have prevented it.  Rape and Sexual Assault victim blaming drives responsibility away from the perpetrator onto the survivor.

For details on the exhibition “What Were you Wearing? “and to visit the exhibition or attend the private view please email   thearts@stowe.co.uk or call 01280 818012

 


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