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Come to one of our fabulous fundraising events, find out about our past events – or even organise an event of your own!

Apart but Together, We Support Survivors

With the days getting longer and the evenings getting lighter, what better way to celebrate the approaching summer months than getting outdoors to support a good cause?

Apart but together, we invite you to join us for a charity led virtual challenge taking place throughout May. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have all made the most out of staying connected virtually. Now we are doing the same by creating a virtual, socially distanced fundraising event that anyone can participate in!

Get some vitamin D, increase health & wellbeing and do something great for survivors!

1: You decide how far, where and when!

Decide how far you would like to walk, run or cycle within 1 month (2k, 5k, 10k etc.). Make sure you set realistic goals. Challenge yourself so that you will feel a sense of accomplishment when you have completed your challenge and make sure you listen to your body – we will be proud of you even if you do not complete your challenge! Select your location. This could be a walk around your local area, a socially distanced stroll round the park a friend or your daily commute to work. Complete your challenge at a time that suits you!

2: Set up a JustGiving page and ask your friends and family to support you. If you need support setting this up, contact our fundraiser sophie@rsvporg.co.uk

3: Keep track of your progress using a fitness tracker (using your phone or fitbit) or by sending us a post challenge selfie. Send us your end result by emailing sophie@rsvporg.co.uk or by using the hashtag #ibelieveyou2021

4: We will send you a certificate!

5: Feel amazing! You have completed your challenge and changed someone’s life!

Don’t forget to create a fundraising page via JustGiving or submit your donations via our LocalGiving page https://localgiving.org/donation/rsvp-wm.

Every donation ensures that we can be there to provide compassionate, specialist support for every survivor that needs us.

Thank you for your support and good luck!

 

Self Care Isn’t Selfish: Part 2 TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Join us for a weekend of self care and wellness!

Start 2021 on a high with expert tips, advice and workshops from professionals in the field of wellness.

We will show you how to add simple wellness techniques to your daily routine and deliver taster sessions in activities that are good for your mind, body and spirit.

This event will be held via Zoom and will include sessions on Yoga, mindfulness, creative writing, nutritional advice, flower arranging, motivational speaking and more!

It is so important to take care of ourselves, now more than ever so join us, because self care isn’t selfish!

All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting children and adult survivors of rape and sexual violence through The Rape and Sexual Violence Project.

Costs:

Standard Ticket – £6.00

Student Discount – £5.00

Corporate Discount – 10% off ticket prices when you purchase 10 tickets for your employees

Pay Forward – £10.00

We encourage anyone who can afford to spend that little bit extra and would like to support others, to use our pay forward initiative so that those who would like to attend, but are struggling to purchase a ticket are able to experience this event.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/self-care-isnt-selfish-part-2-tickets-133210996677 

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish!

From Monday 30th November, we will be bringing you a week of advice, activities and resources that will ensure that you add ‘Me Time’ into your day! Simply download our Self-Care isnt Selfish booklet and keep an eye on our social media pages to take part in this event. Each day we will be sharing a new initiative from the booklet that will encourage you to take care of your mind, body and space.

Our booklet is full of advice form the experts that is sure to leave you feeling inspired to enhance your self-care routine.

Join us in taking time for ourselves! We hope that this event bring you happiness, hopefulness and makes you feel more positive.

This is a free event, however, if you feel you could extend your positivity to others… donate! We very much appreciate your support and every donation changes the lives of survivors for the better. The suggested donation for this event is £2, however, if you would like to donate more, we would be incredibly grateful!

Thank you for your continued support.

Enjoy this event and remember… Self-Care Isn’t Selfish!

 

Keep going, one step at a time!

​Take part in a virtual challenge to show your support for children and adult survivors of rape and sexual violence.

Whether you run, walk or take part in your wheelchair, you can finish this at your own pace and in your own time.

You can do a little every day or complete your challenge in one go!

All you need to do is…

1: Set yourself a distance that you want to reach (e.g. 2, 5 or 10k)

2: Set up a JustGiving page and ask your friends and family to support you.

3: Keep track of your progress using a fitness tracker (using your phone or fitbit) or by sending us a post challenge selfie. Send us your end result by emailing sophie@rsvporg.co.uk

4: We will send you a certificate!

Our suggested participation fee is £10, however we really appreciate any support that you can give to our charity.

Don’t forget to create a fundraising page via JustGiving or submit your donations via our LocalGiving page https://localgiving.org/donation/rsvp-wm.

Every donation ensures that we can be there to provide compassionate, specialist support for every survivor that needs us.

Thank you for your support and good luck!

 

Take part in our Keepie-Uppie Challenge!

You are invited to take part in our Keepie-Uppie Challenge from the comfort of your own home! On the 16th May, we are asking our supporters to go out into the garden or clear a space in your home, grab something to keep-up and film yourself to see how many keepie-uppies you can do. You could use a ball, a hacky sack or even a spare toilet roll – be as creative as possible!

Once you have completed your challenge make sure you challenge your friends to beat your score to see who is the ultimate champion.

You can then upload your videos to social media and share your achievement with RSVP by tagging our social media pages in your posts.

Once you have done all of this, don’t forget to donate to support survivors of rape and sexual violence. You can donate via our website.

We can’t wait to see your achievements! Thank you so much for your support. Keep safe and have fun!

 

Thank you FundRavers!

RSVP would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Ravemania who recently held two events on behalf of RSVP.

Donations from their events managed to raise a whopping £750 to support survivors of rape and sexual violence across Birmingham and Solihull. This could pay for travel tickets for over 100 survivors to attend counselling sessions as well as provide new toys and books for a sexually abused child.

The events brought artists together to create a huge line-up with performances taking place throughout the night. We would like to say a massive thank you to the artists that attended the event. It means so much to us to know that this event was supported by so many people who were willing to take part in this fundraiser. One performer said “We would like to say it was a pleasure working with Ravemania and are grateful to all involved for helping raise such a huge amount for charity.”

This could not have happened if it wasn’t for the fantastic event organisers. The hard work and dedication that has gone into creating this event has been inspirational and we hope that many others are encouraged to follow in their footsteps and support local organisations like RSVP. We are so grateful to have been selected as one of their chosen charities.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who attended this event and donated to support our vital cause. Operating in such an austere economic climate means that we often, like many charities, find ourselves relying heavily on donations that are sent in by our generous supporters. Every donation makes it possible for us to carry on our mission, to believe and support every survivor that needs us.

If you have been inspired by Ravemania and would like to hold an event for us, please contact our Community Fundraiser today sophie@rsvporg.co.uk

 

 


Thank you, Offsite Servers!

Offsite are members of a Birmingham based Networking group called Phoenix Lunch. Members are asked to host monthly meetings that take place throughout the year. This month, Offsite were asked to organise a Networking Lunch on behalf of the many businesses that attend the events.

They decided to combine their love of networking with their dedication to helping a good cause by holding a charity raffle at their event, with prizes that were worth up to £300! Using her natural charm and passion for supporting RSVP, Offsite Office Manager Claire Taylor, sourced all of the prizes herself by approaching local businesses and organisations and explaining her overall aim for her fundraising event. She also encouraged many members who attend the lunch to donate gifts, resulting in an incredible amount of exciting and unusual prizes.

 Unsurprisingly, the raffle gained a lot of interest. It was heart-warming to see myself and Claire being approached by so many brilliant people willing to support us and take part.

The lunch was a huge success with the raffle raising over £350! This donation will make a huge difference to the lives of survivors of rape and sexual violence within Birmingham and Solihull.

 Raising awareness for a good cause is arguably as important as raising funds for a charity. We would like to say a huge ‘Congratulations!’ to Offsite for not only raising a fantastic amount of money, but for also raising awareness of the issues surrounding rape and sexual violence within today’s society, as well as promoting the work that we do and support that we give to survivors every day.

We would also like to say thank you to everyone who attended the lunch, donated prizes and took part in the raffle. Your support means so much to us.

We really appreciate all of the hard work and consideration that went into creating this event.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!

 If you are part of a business that would like to support the work that we do, please get in touch with Sophie via email: sophie@rsvporg.co.uk.

 

 

We will be attending The Being Well Works Well event at Birmingham City University on the 10th October 2019. We will have a stall filled with lots of useful information so please come along and say hello!

Purple Gala, Saturday 3rd November 2018, The Hyatt Regency Birmingham

It’s our 40th birthday! And we’re celebrating in style. We’re having a gala at the Hyatt hotel. You can purchase a table or individual tickets by emailing info@rsvporg.co.uk

Past Fundraising Events

‘A Disorder For Everyone!’ was a radical and challenging conversation about the impact of psychiatric diagnoses and survivor-centred alternative approaches to support. Friday 20th April 2018 at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham. We welcomed fantastic speakers on non- pathologising, trauma-informed alternatives responses to abuse survivors. Speakers included Lucy Johnstone, Jacqui Dillon, Clare Shaw, Akima Thomas, Jessica Eaton, Shazia Ali, Chris Coombs, Eleanor Hope, Nollaig McSweeney, Jo Watson and Lisa Thompson.

Santa Cause 4 – Christmas past, present and future

Santa Cause is our annual Christmas fundraising event, an opportunity to really shout about the important work that we do, celebrate the year’s achievements and raise some extra funds to support survivors.

Thank you to Beeline Promotional Products for donating Santa hats

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Santa Cause 3 – The Return of Mrs Cause took place on Wednesday 23rd November 2016.

Santa Cause is our annual Christmas fundraising event, an opportunity to really shout about the important work that we do, celebrate the year’s achievements and raise some extra funds to support survivors.

Jamfest 2016

On 11th October 2016 we took over The Jam House in the Jewellery Quarter for a night of music and dancing featuring some of the best local artists. All proceeds from the event went to help survivors of sexual violence and abuse, bringing hope and confidence into their lives.

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Birmingham Chinatown Lions Club Autumn Quiz

On 18th October Birmingham Chinatown Lions Club ran their annual Autumn Quiz in aid of RSVP.

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