Why run for RISE?

Running for RISE can involve sacrifice and commitment - but find out what makes the hard work, blisters and chafing worthwhile...

“The training was a test of willpower and focus,” said Rachel Cashman, one of almost 200 people who took part in the Brighton Half Marathon to raise funds for RISE and who had never before run 13 miles.

“Sunday morning on the marina under-path in thunder, giving up Saturday night wine so I was fresh for a run and religiously sticking to my training schedule…

I could do all this because I chose to run for Rise.  It was all the motivation I needed. Their work protects and changes lives for the better.”

A few weeks before the race, Rachel was at a local community meeting in Brighton, and a woman she had never met before gave her a £10 donation. She said that Rise had helped her leave an abusive situation and start a new life.

“I decided to carry her £10 note in my pocket so that when I’m knackered after 10 miles I have some greater motivation!” says Rachel.

Rachel decided to run for Rise after finding about how we supported her local MP Peter Kyle, to change the law regarding how survivors of domestic abuse are treated in the Family Court.

“RISE worked closely with my local Member of Parliament, Peter Kyle MP (and colleagues from across the House of Commons), and other national organisations to influence the Government to put an end to the cross-examination of victims by their convicted abusers. Supporting RISE’s work has helped me to keep on running - half marathon and beyond!"