A mother and son team are taking on the Vitality Big Half on Sunday, 22 August for RASASC.
Sharon and Callum Hodgson from Banstead are taking on the challenge for the charity, which supports survivors of rape and sexual abuse across Surrey.
Having run three marathons for charity in the past, mum Sharon took a break from the sport for a couple of years, but is now returning to running by taking on the challenge of the Vitality Big Half. For 21-year-old Callum, a sports and exercise science student, this will be his first half marathon.
“I’m really chuffed that Callum and I are going to run the Vitality Big Half together. After a few years off, I think I’m going to be focusing on just getting round!
“We want to raise awareness of RASASC and the great work they do, there’s a shame and embarrassment that exists around rape and sexual abuse, and organisations like RASASC are vital in supporting people to help them start to rebuild their lives.”
RASASC support both male and female survivors of rape and sexual abuse over the age of 13 in the Surrey area, through counselling, a helpline service and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs). ISVAs offer both practical and emotional support to survivors to help them begin to overcome the abuse they have suffered.
To find out more about who we are and what we do, visit our website.
You can sponsor Sharon and Callum’s fantastic efforts by visiting their Virgin Money Giving page.