#Sisterhood- Shannon Lok for The Carlow Rape Crisis Centre. 

This year I have decided to enter the VHI women's mini marathon to raise money for a local charity - The Carlow Rape Crisis Centre. 

 

The centre was officially founded in 1997. All staff and volunteers are trained to support survivors through helplines, advocacy, counselling, medical or legal processes, and understands the need to maintain confidentiality. 

 

The centre also runs a KAS (Knowledge, Awareness, and Safety) Secondary School Education Programme to raise students’ awareness of rape, sexual violence and sexual harassment using interactive workshops and personal development exercises and is delivered to hundreds of students every year.

 

In today's society, we need organisations like this one more than ever to continue to raise awareness and provide support and a safe environment for survivors of sexual assault and their families.

 

All of the services at the Centre are provided free of charge so all/any donations would be greatly appreciated! 

 

Please click on the link to see my donations page: https://www.gofundme.com/e6sfq6?sharetype=teams&member=147030&pc=em_db_co2876_v1&rcid=c872df0c49dc4b938af67cb8fa93d284

 

I will be doing the marathon this year with my sister Hannah. This will be the first time we have ever taken on a challenge of a 10k run together and I couldn't be happier to share this experience with her! To be surrounded by women of all ages, who have their own story to tell and their own personal motivations for getting out and taking on the challenge of a 10k event is inspiring! I am really looking forward to the excitement on the day and hopefully to the glorious weather - and celebratory drinks after! 

 

Best of luck to everyone on the day! :)

 

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Triona Driscoll