More Than £1000 Donated To RSVP
A Birmingham-based lawyer walked almost 100 miles to raise money for a local charity that supports survivors of sexual abuse.
Rosanna Thorne, a specialist abuse lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, completed around 5km each day of September and raised £620 for RSVP. The law firm generously topped up the amount with a further £500 donation, bringing the total presented to the charity to £1120.
The Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP) which is also based in Birmingham, offers empathic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been subjected to rape, sexual violence and abuse.
Expert Opinion“RSVP does such incredible work and I was delighted to raise funds to help them continue this. The additional donation from Irwin Mitchell was also a great boost.
I hope it makes a big difference to those supported by the charity.”
Rosanna Thorne (Née Cox) - Solicitor
Lisa Thompson, CEO at RSVP, said: “We’re super grateful to Rosanna, who showed her big-hearted support for children and adults subjected to sexual violence and abuse, by raising over £600 for RSVP’s services.
“Covering 150km during September – 5km a day – meant that Rose really did go the extra mile (or 93 miles) for us!”
Sophie Fletcher, community fund-raiser for RSVP, added: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Rosanna and the incredibly generous team at Irwin Mitchell for supporting us.
“Rosanna’s determination to support survivors is inspiring, and Irwin Mitchell’s commitment to support a good cause, by donating an additional £500, has made a huge difference to our charity.
“It’s so encouraging to see businesses supporting charities like ours, during such difficult times. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for continuing to show support for RSVP and the survivors that use our vital services.”