Between 10th February and 9th March, the players at Rosslyn Park Netball Club are taking part in a four week ‘move-a-thon’ in support of ‘Our Streets Now’, a social enterprise working to end Public Sexual Harassment in the UK through cultural and legislative change.
UN Women UK report that 97% of women aged 18-24 in the United Kingdom have experienced a form of public sexual harassment. With that in mind each of the girls will be aiming to run, walk, cycle, swim or row 97 miles in four weeks to raise awareness around this statistic and fundraise.
‘Our Streets Now’ are running a campaign to tackle sexual harassment in sports, working towards a vision of a society where women, girls and people of marginalised genders can participate in sport free from public sexual harassment. The group are fundraising to run workshops with athletes, provide training and resources to gyms and leisure centres as well as deliver a public awareness campaign aimed at perpetrators and bystanders.
Members of the netball club will be at The Rock on Saturday 17th February for a fundraising drive, so if you see us rowing, cycling or running please say hello and use the opportunity to donate! We will have details of our GoFundMe page on hand. We will be finishing up our ‘move-a-thon’ at The Rock on Saturday 9th March, celebrating International Women’s Day. You will be able to follow our efforts across the challenge on our Instagram page.
This is a cause close to our hearts and any solidarity or support you are able to give is greatly appreciated.
You can donate here: https://gofund.me/a957d623
You can find our more about ‘Our Streets Now’ here: https://www.ourstreetsnow.org
See what we get up to here: @rosslynparknc