Bradford Soroptimists Support Rape Crisis Centre
Jane Gregory, from the Bradford Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Survivors Service, has received a cheque for one thousand pounds from Canon Nora Whitham MBE. The money was raised during Canon Nora’s year in office as President of Soroptimist International Bradford. Before receiving the cheque, Mrs Gregory gave SI Bradford members an overview of the work done by BRC & SASS last year which included introducing a service into Newhall Women’s Prison and expanding their work within the Black, Asian and other minority sectors including refugees. The Group offer counselling to all women suffering sexual abuse including those involved in prostitution and has recently set up a new advocacy service to support those who are taking their abusers through the criminal process.
The money is being spent on promotional literature. The new postcard flyers and posters feature a white daisy – the daisy being a symbol of survival: stand on it or cut it down – it still bounces back! It is also an international homeopathic remedy for women.
If you are a victim of sexual abuse or would like further information on the work of BRC & SASS please ring the helpline on 01274 308270 or email email@example.com – all information is treated in strict confidence.
Soroptimists International is a worldwide organisation for women in management and professions, working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women. There are over 90,000 members in more than 3,000 clubs in 126 countries and territories. Soroptimists are women who use the special expertise and management skills developed in their working life to advance the status of women and make the world a better place. Membership offers the opportunity to work with like-minded women throughout the world for human rights for all, equality, development and peace. For further information please call Canon Nora Whitham MBE on 01274 487180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Jane Gregory receives a cheque from Canon Nora Whitham MBE