CEO of Trust House Lancashire set to complete fundraising challenge.

CEO of Trust House Lancashire set to complete fundraising challenge.

Despite the financial impact that the pandemic has had on local charity ‘Trust House Lancashire’, this hasn’t stopped CEO Catherine Smith from lacing up her trainers to raise funds for the charity she leads

Next month Catherine Smith ‘CEO of Trust House Lancashire’ a charity based in Lancashire; supporting survivors of sexual violence to recover from their experience of abuse will run the London Marathon.  Catherine’s fundraising challenge will then continue to Portsmouth where she will complete her final marathon.  That’s an incredible over 50 mile-mission to continue to support and create a safer Lancashire free from sexual violence and abuse.

Trust House Lancashire is the only specialist sexual violence service provider based in Lancashire. Last year the charity provided supported to over 976 individuals to recover from their experience of abuse. The charity relies on the generosity of their supporters and donations to continue to empower and work through and beyond their experience of abuse.

Catherine Smith CEO OF Trust House said:

“1 in 4 people in Lancashire have experienced some type of sexual assault, at ‘Trust House Lancashire’ we provide free specialist services to individuals including children from the age 4.  We rely on the incredible generosity of our supporters to enable us to continue to support our survivors of sexual abuse. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 had detrimental impact on our fundraising efforts. That said, the commitment and dedication the charity has received continues to inspire me.  So, this summer I set myself a challenge to raise £10,000 by the end of the year which will involve completing two marathons!”

Trust House Lancashire is appealing to the community to support CEO Catherine Smith fundraising efforts as they begin to look forward and recover from the pandemic. For more information about how you can support the charity please email Chelsea.crossey@trusthouse.org or donate here

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=10000FORTRUSTHOUSE&pageUrl=1

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