Be a HERO for children affected by domestic abuse

Fundraising for HEROES 2018 will go to a dedicated children’s counselling service at RISE. We are asking each runner to raise a minimum amount of £20 to help fund the role of a RISE Child Psychotherapist. Think you can raise more than £20? All the better!

Start your fundraising

You can set up a JustGiving page to help with your HEROES fundraising. This is super-simple to set up and is directly linked to the charity and the run.

Prefer a paper sponsorship form? (Kids often love collecting physical money!) Please email This can be handed in to the race desk on race day.

The RISE children’s therapy team

Seeing, hearing and experiencing abuse can have a profound effect on children. 90% of them will be in the same or next room when something happens. They might be anxious and scared, wet the bed, be angry or depressed or find it hard to make friends. 

Children often don’t have the language to express what’s happening to them, what they’ve seen and how they feel, which is why they need specialist help. 

The RISE Child Psychotherapist helps them build self-confidence, have more positive relationships and work through their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment.

Where your money will go

All the money raised will go directly to the RISE Therapy Team to to help local children improve their mental health, to give them the hope of a brighter future.

If every HERO raises just £20 we can fund this role for 2018/19, and if we reach this target we’ll be able to put every extra penny towards reducing the current waiting times. 

So, grab your mask and cape. Put your pants on over your trousers. HEROES Assemble!  Up, up and away!

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