9 November 2020

Students stride for Survive – Virtual event raises £1800

Students at James College, at the University of York, did not let Covid19 stop their fundraising efforts for Survive. Stride for Survive saw 132 students across 11 sports teams compete against each other to see who could run or walk the furthest distance. A total of 8501.22 kilometres was travelled over the month of July – roughly the distance from York to South Africa. The initiative raised £1859 in donations.

Says RAG Committee Secretary for James College, Max Stafford (pictured): “We are proud to support the work of Survive which offers specialist support to those who have experienced rape, sexual assault or child sexual abuse. We know students have benefited from their support which is why we have chosen them as our charity partner. We will continue to think up innovative ways to continue raise essential funds for them.”

Survive supports adults who have experienced any sexual trauma to rebuild their lives, relationships and reach their potential.

Survive has continued to offer its specialist support online and over the telephone throughout the Covid19 crisis.

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