We were over the moon to receive more than £3,000; thanks to the fundraising efforts of Norwich based guerilla art project, Rosie's Plaques.
A big thank you to Norwich based guerilla art project, Rosie's Plaques. The group has raised over £3000 for the Sue Lambert Trust; much-needed money which will help us to support survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.
On Friday 28 January we were over the moon to receive a cheque for £3257.59 as a result of Rosie’s Plaques latest fundraising campaign. The group had been selling badges, T-shirts and tote-bags based on the alternative blue plaque bearing the message: ‘For our sisters who were Just Walking Home.’
Our chief executive, Clive Evans, accepted the cheque and said; “We really appreciate the support of the Rosie’s Plaques’ team. The simple but poignant message on the latest plaque resonates with the support we provide to help those who have experienced sexual violence and abuse, including domestic abuse.
This donation will go a long way. It costs £2000 a year for us to fund and support one fully-qualified volunteer counsellor; the people who generously donate their professional time each week to provide the therapy that helps people heal, recover and build resilience.”
“We support more than 300 people every week in Norfolk with therapy and counselling services. Sadly, demand is high with self-referrals rising. We want to support as many survivors of sexual abuse as we can, and this donation is a fantastic funding boost for us. It means we can offer professional counselling at no cost to someone. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers at Rosie’s Plaques for supporting us.”
Maggie Wheeler from Rosie’s Plaques commented: “We are proud to have raised this money for the Sue Lambert Trust and appreciate the support of the many people who bought our badges, bags and T-shirts and for recognising what an important cause this is.”
“We put this plaque up in sadness and anger following the death of Sarah Everard. In the nine months between her death in March and the end of 2021 a further 102 women were killed in acts of violence by men.”
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