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Rape Crisis 10k Charity Paddle takes place on Saturday, August 14

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Rape Crisis 10k Charity Paddle has become a regular fundraising fixture for the charity

Rape Crisis 10k Charity Paddle takes place on Saturday, August 14

Rape Crisis 10k Charity Paddle

Limerick Suicide Watch who are providing bank support

Named Canoeing Ireland event of the year 2020, Rape Crisis Midwest is delighted to hold its annual 10k charity paddle for the 6th year in a row. The event will take place on Saturday, August 14 from 11am to 3pm. It is organised in conjunction with Canoeing Ireland, Kayaking Academy along with various other charity partners.

Participants will set off from Shannon Rowing Club in Annacotty and take a 10k trip along the River Shannon into Limerick City.

Verena Tarpey, Rape Crisis Midwest said, “This annual 10k kayak has become a regular fixture on our events calendar every year. It attracts visitors from not only the Midwest, but across the country. We are also delighted to partner with various organisations in Limerick which has resulted in the event becoming very much a community effort. Thanks to Limerick Suicide Watch who are providing bank support, Limerick Sports Partnership, Limerick 2030 and our corporate partners Ishka and Pandora Bell.”

Rape Crisis Midwest has provided support and a wide range of services to thousands of people, throughout the three counties of the Midwest since its beginning in 1980. It was started by a group of women and men who were concerned about the lack of services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Since then, they have worked to provide comprehensive information, professional support, and a quality counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse and violence throughout the Midwest region. Their vision is of a society where the rights of all adults and children to live a life free from all forms of sexual violence are upheld. They also aim to raise awareness, not only for the support of victims but for sexual consent and the prevention of abuse and violence.

Verena Tarpey added, “Many who come through our doors will never go public about the abuse they suffered. We therefore rely on the public to raise awareness of the work we do and to give a voice to those who are silenced.” 

Those who wish to attend can register go HERE

For other stories about Rape Crisis Midwest go HERE

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