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Rape Crisis thanks Wellington for outstanding support

Wellington Rape Crisis thanks Wellington for outstanding support

Wellington Rape Crisis staff and volunteers want to thank the Wellington community for showing their support for the agency and its clients in the 2015 Annual Appeal.

Held in the second week of May, the final total received through street collection, online donations and other fundraisers was $40,121.90.

“We’re hugely grateful to the community for turning out to support us this year,” says Eleanor Butterworth, Wellington Rape Crisis agency manager.

“We rely on public donations for a lot of our day-to-day operating costs, and most of this money is raised during our annual appeal.”

Wellington Rape Crisis works with survivors of sexual violence, delivering ongoing counselling and a drop-in crisis centre.

“The annual appeal isn’t just about money – every year it raises awareness of our services and we often have more people approaching us as a result,” says Eleanor.

“Thanks to Wellingtonian generosity, we’ll be able to keep helping people in the year ahead.

“On behalf of the staff at Wellington Rape Crisis I also want to thank the dozens of volunteers who turned out on a rainy Wellington day to help with our street collection. We couldn’t do this without them.”

Donations can be made throughout the year at the Wellington Rape Crisis website:


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