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Club Cuppa and £1000 Donation to Herts Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre

Herts Area Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse CentreOn the afternoon of Mon 2 Nov nine Soroptimist St Albans Members got together on Zoom for a “cuppa”. We were delighted that Cathy Freeman from Herts Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre was able to join us so we could officially “handover” the £1000 we raised for the charity over the last year. Cathy said “That’s wonderful – thankyou so much! I can’t tell you how much it’s appreciated. In Lockdown we have had to buy 6 laptops! The women will be grateful too.”

Fundraising for the £1000 included singing Christmas carols at St Albans Station, coffee mornings at Wesley Cafe in Harpenden and a Health Event on Zoom

Cathy gave us an update on what’s been happening to the charity during COVID-19.  Counselling has been carried out online, the volume of referrals for counselling have been about the same as before the pandemic and they have a long waiting list. Counsellor training has also taken place online.

Cathy had visited the Club last year with fellow counsellor Pam to tell us about the charity – click here to read more

There is no photo on this page because photographs of counsellors is not permitted.

Cathy was with us at the start of our Zoom session with the Club’s immediate past President Kat Clark who had asked us to support the charity in her year as President 2019-20 because of her personal connection with the charity. After Cathy and Kat left us the group had a regular chat and catch up with one another which was lovely.