About Our Cause

R.I.S.E stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education. Find out more about the child therapy services you'll be raising money for when you take part in HEROES RUN.

RISE help those affected by domestic abuse and we work alongside survivors by giving practical support to help them rebuild safer lives. We achieve this through our fundraising events, including the HEROES RUN and our RISE 8K Undercliff for Women.

Every year we support over 2,000 women and their families to recover and reclaim their lives. Our charity offers practical help including counselling, children's therapy, legal advice to refuge space to those in urgent need.

Fundraising from the HEROES RUN is dedicated to our children’s counselling service, a much-needed service which helps children who have been affected by domestic abuse recover from their experiences. By running the HEROES RUN and raising sponsorship, you will be directly helping these children by funding a Child Therapist for 2020/21.

About Our Cause

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.

RISE's therapies and counselling helps children build self-confidence, have more positive relationships and work through their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. For details on our children's therapy services, click here.

All the money raised from the HEROES RUN will go directly to the this team, 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 another year, and surpassing this target means we’ll be able to put every extra penny towards reducing the current waiting times.