A fundraising benefit variety show for Wellington Rape Crisis

by librarykris on October 9, 2012

Wellington Rape Crisis believes that education is a vital tool in the prevention of rape and sexual abuse. Earlier this year they had to cut their services by 20% because of a lack of funding.  The community responded by donating money. Though they have met their current budget shortfall thanks to a huge community response they are always in need of funds and support.

Read the full media release after the jump, but here are all the relevant details.

STAND UP FOR WELLINGTON RAPE CRISIS
A fundraising benefit variety show for Wellington Rape Crisis

Featuring: Jim Stanton, Roni Saul, TJ McDonald, James Nokise, Jerome Chandrahasen, The Improv Divas, Wellington Sea Shanty Society, and Les Foiles de L’amour, Wellington’s own Can-Can troupe!

7.30pm, Thursday 18 October
San Francisco Bathhouse, Cuba Street
Tickets – $20


Wellington Rape Crisis provides free support and counseling for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, their families, friends and whanau. While they are thrilled at the results of recent fundraising, Wellington Rape Crisis is still not fully or sustainably funded and continues to rely on community donations and support in a difficult funding environment.

STAND UP For Wellington Rape Crisis is a comedic variety fundraiser featuring local comedians, improvisors, and musicians in an event to celebrate the work of Wellington Rape Crisis and to raise funds and awareness.

“We have been overwhelmed by the community support in response to our recent funding crisis and are thrilled about STAND UP for Wellington Rape Crisis is being put on by volunteers to fundraise further for us and celebrate our 35th birthday.” – Natalie Gousmett, Agency Manager, Wellington Rape Crisis

Our sincere thanks to sponsors Iko Iko, Slow Boat Records, The Body Shop Cuba St, Arty Bees, The Big Picture, Eventfinder, Brianne Kerr Publicity, San Francisco Bathhouse, and Cuba Creative.

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