It’s UK Charity Week, and the team at RASASC are thankful to all our supporters and volunteers for their ongoing commitment during this challenging and unprecedented year.
Throughout both the lockdowns and the tier system which now faces the UK, RASASC have worked hard to adapt services to ensure we can continue to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse across Surrey.
Both our Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), counselling service and helpline have adapted to remote ways of working to effectively meet survivors needs during the current restrictions. We are also dealing with the rise in demand for rape and sexual abuse provision created by the pandemic, which has placed extra strain on already overstretched services.
Chief Executive Officer Lesley Devonport said;
“The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to adapt in ways we could never have foreseen, but we have worked tirelessly to ensure we can continue to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse from across Surrey.
“We’re very much looking forward to celebrating the work of our staff, volunteers and supporters this UK Charity Week, and we are grateful to all of them for continuing to support us through this incredibly challenging year.”
As an official partner of UK Charity Week, RASASC will be marking the week through the daily themes, such as celebrating RASASC’s achievements, encouraging supporters to take 5, taking on a big bake and shouting about the work of our volunteers.