Coventry rape victim support charity beats hundreds to win prestigious national award

A Coventry charity which supports victims of rape and sexual abuse has beaten hundreds of competitors to win a national award.

Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, known as CRASAC, was one of 10 winners of the GSK IMPACT Awards.

The charity will now receive £30,000, plus support from national charity The King’s Fund.

CRASAC will also attend an award ceremony at the Science Museum in London in May, the Coventry Observer reports.

“CRASAC provides crucial support to those affected by rape and sexual abuse in Coventry,” said Lisa Weaks, a boss at The King’s Fund, said in a statement.

“CRASAC has demonstrated dedication and passion in the work it does. It’s a worthy winner of a GSK IMPACT Award.”

And Dianne Whitfield from CRASAC added: “At CRASAC we know that there is no typical survivor of sexual violence – each will have their own particular needs and this is why we treat everyone who comes to us for support as an individual.

“It’s a great honour to win a GSK IMPACT Award. This is testament to the hard work of all our staff and volunteers. We also hope it helps to highlight the impact that sexual violence has on people and raises awareness of the specialist support they need.”

In 2016 the charity assisted over 8,500 people.

(Photo: CRASAC)

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