Running to raise money for VSS

Rosie volunteered with us a few years ago and is now running to raise money for our victim support services. She writes about why this is an important cause and why she's fundraising for us.

6 May, 2019

I’m running to raise money for Victim Support Scotland (VSS), a charity I’ve volunteered with for a few years in the past and continue to support. I think it is an extremely valuable cause, offering free support in and out of court to all people affected by crime.

From volunteering with VSS I’ve seen that victims and witnesses of crime are put in a very stressful and unfamiliar situation when going through the processes involved following a crime. The court process, in particular, is complex and I’ve found that these individuals and what they are going through are often left by the wayside. I’ve seen first-hand that VSS are there to offer them comfort and information during (and after) this difficult experience so they so can go on with their lives as normally as possible following the crime.

I’m running in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival (25-26 May). If you’d like to help me raise money for VSS, please visit my JustGiving page.