Why we’re doing it

swa-logoShort story: We want to raise money for a great cause – Scottish Women’s Aid.

Long story: The idea for a sponsored burpeethon came around 25th November 2014 – the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

As shown by this infographic from unwomen.org, violence against women can take many forms and it is not something that takes place in far off lands; women experience physical, sexual and psychological violence every day in Scotland. It is a reality in many of our lives.

Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic violence. Through campaigning and lobbying, to providing refuges and practical support, they and their local network do what they can to make domestic violence a thing of the past. But to do their job, they need money and that is where our fundraising effort comes in.

Do you fancy helping out? Then get involved!