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2nd April 2021

Refugee Women Connect 100km Fundraiser

The University of Liverpool Fundraising Team for Refugee Women Connect are challenging themselves to cover a whopping 100km throughout April. The team raised £128 for the women-only charity in their last fundraiser. After such success, the message of #GetActiveTakeAction is now being spread.

So, What Does This Fundraiser Involve?

#GetActiveTakeAction is a fundraising scheme encouraging getting active, taking action, and raising vital funds for Refugee Women Connect. The fundraising group at the University of Liverpool invite you to join them in covering 100km throughout the month of April. They insist that they “won’t judge” your chosen method of completing the challenge. Options include walking, running, dancing or even hopping!

How To Get Involved:

Step 1

To track progress, Strava, an app for monitoring exercise, will be used. To get involved, participants can either log in and join ‘RWC Liverpool’, or find the club here. Confused? Fear not – the team have more information on their Instagram page as to how to use the app.

Step 2

The good news? You don’t have to be a Uni of Liverpool student to take part. Anyone can get involved. The team insist that “anyone and everyone who is up for the challenge is welcome, the more the merrier!”

Step 3

Finally, get people to sponsor you. All donations will be put towards supporting Refugee Women Connect. The team’s target of £300 has nearly been reached, but any extra funds will hugely benefit the charity. Donations can be made here.

Who Are Refugee Women Connect?

Refugee Women Connect offers much-needed support to women asylum seekers and refugees. The asylum-seeking process is extremely challenging, and, after escaping conflict and/or abuse, women refugees are often left vulnerable and isolated. RWC therefore tackles the inequality and lack of social justice that these women suffer.

What Will Donations Be Put Towards?

100% of donations will go towards the vital services that RWC provide for those in need. These include:

  • Providing weekly home visits and drop-in sessions
  • Tackling the homelessness crisis
  • Offering practical advice and activities
  • Supporting through community and encouragement groups
  • Providing individual emotional and mental health support services
  • Assisting with legal advice
  • Taking legal action against the mistreatment and neglect of refugees

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