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to ask MNetters to help Abortion Support Network and Rape Crisis

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LoveTheWets Fri 12-Jun-15 14:54:52

ASN are very close to meeting their target thanks to the generosity of Mumsnetters. One in the eye for the Telegraph who tried to discredit them and MNHQ for supporting them.

Rape Crisis are way short of their target.

As these two organisations help women at a time when they are very vulnerable, it would be great if anyone who can spare cash makes a donation which MNHQ will kindly match.

Abortion Support Network

Rape Crisis


LoveTheWets Fri 12-Jun-15 17:09:58

Brilliant - ASN have met their target!

Rape Crisis still thousands short.

cozietoesie Fri 12-Jun-15 18:23:16

There's still some time to go and now that the topic is on DOTD it might be more prominent.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 12-Jun-15 18:28:07

just donated to RC

brilliant organisation

MrsHathaway Fri 12-Jun-15 18:47:54

Such important work.

cozietoesie Fri 12-Jun-15 19:10:25

Yes indeed - as is true of other charities nominated by Mumsnetters. I would have hated to have to choose the final 5 nominations.

fiddlybulb Fri 12-Jun-15 19:11:04

So important to support rape crisis if possible. It's not a politically exciting cause like Abortion Support (in the sense of activism or visibility - really don't mean this disparagingly) but it's so so crucial and terribly lacking in funds.

Come on MNers, we can do this!

cozietoesie Fri 12-Jun-15 19:41:53

It's worth remembering that MNHQ are to match-fund any donations made to RC or the other 4 final nominees through the MN JustGiving page.

HermioneWeasley Fri 12-Jun-15 19:44:41

Agree, those are the two I chose to support for those reasons

cozietoesie Fri 12-Jun-15 20:23:59

PS - Sorry. MNHQ are to match fund up to a total of £25k.

cozietoesie Fri 12-Jun-15 21:55:13

Rape Crisis and IPSEA are doing a bit better now and there's still a good few hours to go. smile

RitaFairenough Sat 13-Jun-15 09:30:57

Saturday morning bump

BIWI Sat 13-Jun-15 10:07:25

And another bump, to get it into Active Convos again!

fiddlybulb Sat 13-Jun-15 10:52:30

Ooooh they're doing so much better than they were hugs everyone

It must be so difficult to get people to donate to things like this. People don't want to think about rape, understandably, or maybe think that people who've been raped have all their needs met by free services like the NHS.

They don't. Only voluntary organisations like Rape Crisis do this sort of work for free and they need money to do it. And they hardly get any from the government (indeed rape crisis centres are closing down left right and centre)

Sorry for the lecture wink but please give them some money if you can afford it and if you think they do important work

NiceAcorns Sat 13-Jun-15 11:27:01

Donated to RC.

BIWI Sat 13-Jun-15 11:39:40

Worth having a read of this too

cozietoesie Sat 13-Jun-15 11:45:10

Thank you for linking to that, BIWI.

RitaFairenough Sat 13-Jun-15 17:08:25

Tea time bump brew and cake

Doobigetta Sat 13-Jun-15 17:50:20

Donated to both.

cozietoesie Sat 13-Jun-15 19:53:42


They're doing a little better, Doobigetta although they could always do with more help still.

RitaFairenough Sat 13-Jun-15 20:37:11

wine Saturday evening bump

BigChocFrenzy Sat 13-Jun-15 21:34:58

Bumping for Saturday night smile

cozietoesie Sat 13-Jun-15 22:20:11

Rape Crisis need to go just a very little way to meet half of their target. smile

cozietoesie Sat 13-Jun-15 22:38:34

Just to re-post that link that BIWI posted upthread in case anyone didn't read it.

cozietoesie Sun 14-Jun-15 11:15:43

On the home straight now.

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