A plucky helpline volunteer is taking on the Vitality Big Half on Sunday, 22 August for RASASC.
26-year-old Stephanie Small from Liphook, is taking on her first ever half marathon in aid of RASASC, supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse across Surrey.
“I’ve never been particularly sporty or athletic. Cross country or any type of running was my worst nightmare at school, so this is entirely out of my comfort zone, It’s going to be a real challenge!
“I started running in lockdown after the gyms closed and found it wasn’t so bad after all! When the opportunity arose to run for RASASC I signed up before I could change my mind. I still have a long way to go, but training is going well, and I really hope I do RASASC proud.
“Raising money for such an important cause is what will really motivate me to make it round on the day.”
Events Coordinator Stephanie chose to run for RASASC due to her experience volunteering on the charity’s confidential helpline, which has highlighted the importance of services – such as those provided by RASASC – for survivors.
RASASC’s helpline for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their families, is a confidential service offering support, advice and signposting. The helpline is staffed by specially trained volunteers like Stephanie, and operates four evenings a week, Monday – Thursday from 7.30pm – 9.30pm on 01483 546400.
To sponsor Stephanie’s fantastic efforts for RASASC, visit her fundraising page.