Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre offers support to women and girls who have experienced rape, childhood sexual abuse or any other form of sexual violence.

We listen and believe. We are run by women, for women. We are confidential and non-judgemental. You are not alone.

We use the word ‘survivor’ to describe the women and girls who have survived their experiences. It may not feel like a word that describes you right now, but you have survived and are still surviving.

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The Sheep Shop in Cambridge have organised a yarnbomb of over 1000 Rhapsody clematis flowers and leaves to raise awareness of the hidden epidemic of sexual violence.


Most of the flowers are purple, but one in every five is blue, to reflect the fact that one in every five women aged 16-59 has experienced rape or sexual assault.

The artwork is on display at Jesus Green tennis courts in Cambridge until the end of October 2016. The flowers and leaves will then be turned into brooches that you can buy for £5 each to raise money for Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre. If you want to donate to the vital work that we do, please see our Donate page for more information.

If you are a survivor of sexual violence, we are here for you:

We can also support family, friends and professionals who are supporting a survivor.


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