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30 Years of Supporting Survivors

2019 is CARA's 30th year supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.

To mark this milestone, we have some exciting events taking place across the year.  Some are organised by CARA and others by our amazing service-users and supporters.  We would love you to come along and join us!


Scheduled events below.  Please check this page regularly for new events:


CARA event

Turning Essex Purple for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Monday 4th February - Sunday 10th February

With the help of councils and organisations across the county, we will be turning key buildings around North and Mid Essex purple for the duration of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week. The action will be accompanied by press and publicity to raise awareness of sexual violence and CARA's work providing specialist support to victims and survivors.  


Colchester Town Hall

Clacton Pier

Clacton Town Hall


Supporter event 

Rock Against Abuse

Saturday 23rd February, 7.00pm - 11.30pm

Three amazing rock bands supporting with passion.  We stand together to raise money helping victims and survivors of abuse.

Where: Fairycroft House, Media and Arts Centre, 37 Audley Road, Saffron Walden
Tickets:  £5 - available on the door or from Cat Mackay: 07853956324 or Fairycroft House:  01799 668069

Poster here


CARA event 

Sara Pascoe and Friends 

Tuesday 7th May - 7:30pm 

Join Sara Pascoe and Friends for a night of comedy and laughter to support CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) and raise money in their 30th year supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.

Where: Mercury Theatre, Colchester. 
Tickets:  £20 + booking fee - available from the Mercury Theatre or through their website- link below:


Supporter event

Running an ultramarathon for CARA!

Saturday 13th July

The amazing Scott is running an Ultramarathon (that's 100km!!) for CARA.

Please sponsor him if you can! 



CARA event 

CARA Conference - Sexual Violence and Child Sexual Abuse:  Changing the culture by listening to survivors

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Details to follow


CARA event 

Reclaim the Night March 2019

Date and details to follow


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