Fundraisers take on skydiving, marathons and walks for Safeline

Safeline has been overwhelmed with people’s efforts to take on outstanding challenges to raise money for the charity.

What do we do?

We exist to prevent sexual abuse and to support those who are affected, including survivors (males and females of all ages) and their families. The abuse may be in the past, recent or current. Our projects with schools also work to protect young people from issues such as online grooming, bullying, cyber-bullying, and physical and emotional abuse. Donations are invaluable to us as they enable the continuation of life-changing support and help us reach more survivors. In the last year, we have worked with over 10,000 people.

How are people helping us?

One of Safeline’s courageous fundraisers is Anne Turner, 60, who will be leaping out of a plane at 10,000ft on Saturday 20th May. Anne is the President of Shakespeare Lions and this is where she became aware of Safeline’s great work in Stratford such as teaching hundreds of students in schools and youth clubs on how to keep safe from bullying and exploitation.

“I’m going to do what I’ve always wanted to – jump out of a plane! And I’m asking you to sponsor me to ensure I do it. Every bit helps and I would love to raise funds to ensure this much-needed work continues,” said Anne.

She has currently just passed 50% of her £1000 target and you can help her reach this by donating here.

Unlike Anne, Anthony Hall will be keeping his feet firmly on the ground by running the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon on October 15th. The marathon starts at Alexander Stadium, the home of British Athletics, and finishes in the city centre. Along the 26.2-mile route, England’s second city will be filled with musical entertainment, charity cheer buses and thousands of spectators. We are all rooting for Anthony and if you would like to support him, simply donate here.

Another individual will be preparing for the Thames Path 100k walk in aid of Safeline on 9-10 September. There will be 3,000 participants making the trek from Putney Bridge to Henley, either walking, jogging or running. Marquee rest stops, medics, and free food and drink will be available. If you’re interested in doing this ultra challenge for Safeline, please contact fundraising@safeline.org.uk.

Paula Jones, Safeline Development Manager, said: ‘We’re really moved and delighted – not to mention seriously impressed – by the amazing things that our lovely supporters are doing to raise funds for Safeline’s work. Thank you so much to everyone who gives their time, energy and sweat (we hope not blood and tears) to support us and make a difference for people affected by sexual abuse.’

Warwick Youth Forum exceed funding target!

Safeline has in fact already received a huge contribution from fundraisers this year. Two young members of the Warwick Youth Forum skydived from 10,000 feet last month at Hinton Airfield.

When they started out on the campaign, the target was £1500, but they have smashed this and managed to raise more money. This is all thanks to incredible supporters. Funds were raised by generous donations from individuals and local organisations. Kenilworth School held a non-uniform day and raised a staggering £904. Queens Arms, a gastropub in Lutterworth, raised £110 and a karaoke night hosted at The Fusilier, Leamington, took a further £132. In addition, the young people’s department at Safeline helped the cause by setting up a Crowdfunder page which raised a further £655.

A big thank you to everyone involved, and particularly the Warwick Youth Forum; donations will go towards helping more vulnerable young people in the UK.

Get involved…

Thank you to everyone who has supported us by doing these wonderful things and to those who help us in the future; all your efforts, small or large, help support survivors to rebuild their lives.

If you would like to get involved in activities to raise funds for Safeline, please email us at fundraising@safeline.org.uk or alternatively phone us on 01926 402498.

And to find out more about our charity, please visit the website. Here you can see all of the services we offer, our history, fundraising ideas and Safeline’s news section.


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