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2019 Quiz Night


We're thrilled that our annual Quiz Night raised over £650!

Congratulations to winning team The Quizzly Bears, runners up The Magnificent Seven, and all the other participants and volunteers who tackled the questions with such enthusiasm. 

Some fabulous raffle prizes were up for grabs, and our magnificent cake, craft and book stalls ensured no one went home empty-handed.

We're already looking forward to next year's edition.
CRCC takes on the Half Marathon

Over 50 runners represented CRCC at the Cambridge Half Marathon in March, raising over £20k in total. Thank you to all those who put in months of training to race, as well as to the Colleges and student groups who donated.
Mill Road Winter Fair

In 2018 we had our most successful stall ever at the Mill Road Winter Fair, one of our favourite annual traditions. Sales of cakes and Christmas cards raised £506. We are hugely grateful to everyone who baked, did a stint on our stall, and brought friends and families to buy treats. 
Cambridge Female Composers Festival

The Cambridge Female Composers Festival was set up by a group of students across Cambridge to tackle the chronic neglect of female and non-binary composers, both past and present. The festival aimed both to promote music written by women historically, and to encourage female and non-binary composers today, through a composing competition for Cambridge students and recent graduates. We had almost twenty events throughout January to March 2019, taking place in chapels, churches and other performance venues across Cambridge, and ranging from evensongs to classical recitals to a late-night jazz recital. The festival started with an explosive orchestral and choral concert in Selwyn chapel, and culminated with a large orchestral concert to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. Along the way, we published weekly blog posts about female composers and issues for women in music – which are still available on our website. We really wanted the festival to a charitable outcome too, and were very keen to support Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, as a local charity helping vulnerable women in the area. We’re very pleased to have been able to raise £1600 for the charity – thanks to the huge generosity of those who attended our recitals and concerts – and we know that the money will be put to good use. We’re looking forward to the possibility a second Cambridge Female Composers Festival next year! Laura, Cambridge Female Composers Festival

A Day in the Life of an ISVA

Every day as an ISVA is wildly different so I’ll give you a sample from what I have done today:

I arrived early to the office as I had a meeting with a new client at 9am. We completed the paperwork and talked about what the service can offer to her, especially about how an ISVA can help in the run up to going to court.

After that, I had a meeting with my fellow ISVAs for our fortnightly team “debrief” where we share challenges we have faced recently, talk about how best to manage any issues and to share ways of working.

I ate my lunch while I replied to emails, then made some calls – I spoke to a GP surgery to book a room for a client meeting, called a housing officer to talk about a managed move for another client, and then called the police to clarify a question a client had about their video interview.

A second client came in to see me at the office in the afternoon and we talked about reporting, how to do this, what the police do with the information and how a suspect is questioned.

I spent the rest of my afternoon working on admin tasks – updating client notes, planning social media posts for the next month, and writing a new policy – before making some calls to clients and then doing my office cleaning task for the week before going home.
Thank you

Last year CRCC raised a phenomenal £55k. We couldn't have done this without our donors, volunteers and friends. By attending one of our events, volunteering your time, donating a gift, or raising our profile, you have helped to support survivors of sexual violence in the Cambridge area. 
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