Demand for CARA's services has trebled over the last three years and we need to secure funding to enable us to respond to the many victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse who need our support - now and in the future. To help us to meet demand for our services, and as part of our strategy to establish a secure financial base for CARA going forwards, we want to raise a total of £30,000 over the year to support our work.
You can make a one off donation through our Virgin Money Giving* page .
You can also set up a regular, monthly donation through our Virgin Money Giving* page.
You can make a text donation. Just text CARA and the amount you'd like to donate to 70085 (so, for example, if you'd like to donate £10, text CARA 10 to 70085). This costs the donation amount plus a standard rate message.
You can send a cheque, payable to CARA to PO Box 548, Colchester CO1 1YP.
If you are a UK taxpayer don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation, as this will mean CARA will get an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. You can do this through Virgin Money Giving, or by completing a gift aid form.
Your donation can be as little or as much as you can afford. Every donation helps!
Thank you so much for supporting CARA's work!
*We choose to use Virgin Money Giving to collect donations for CARA. Although Virgin Money Giving charges a small fee, it is a not-for-profit organisation and the fee only covers their costs. Virgin Money Giving claims gift aid on CARA's behalf - saving us time on administration. You can find out more about Virgin Money Giving here.
What your donation means to CARA
A donation of £5 could enable us to send specialist Self-Care packs to five victims of sexual violence.
A donation of £10 could buy toys and other equipment to be used in Play Therapy sessions for victims of child sexual abuse aged 3-12.
A donation of £30 could fund a one-to-one therapy session for a young person who has been the victim of sexual violence or child sexual abuse.
A donation of £50 could help us to support a victim of sexual violence in finding a safe home - away from where the sexual violence took place and triggering memories.
A donation of £200 could help us deliver a workshop on consent to a group of young people, helping them to understand what constitutes a healthy sexual relationship and preventing sexual violence from happening in the first place.
A donation of £500 could support a full course of specialist counselling for a victim of sexual violence or child sexual abuse, helping them to develop coping strategies and enabling them to move forwards with their lives.