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Monday, 2 April 2012

Women: empowered!

What a fantastic day of empowering women!  Both the exhibition and the play were a great success.  Hundreds of people helped raised hundreds of pounds and dozens of volunteers need to be thanked for help making such an inspiring day possible. 

The exhibition saw approximately a couple of hundred people through the doors of the Great Hall throughout the day with over 20 different stalls.  Furthermore almost £200 was raised for Devon Rape Crisis Services – their first official fundraising event.  And this is of course a running total – we hope to add to that in the very near future.  In the evening we filled the Freddie Mercury Room for a rehearsed reading of the play ‘Seven’ and raised over £100 for victims of domestic violence in Devon with no recourse to public funds.  An inspiring discussion after the play has led to the possibility of Exeter University students forming their own ‘Seven’ group to help continue the fundraising and awareness effort.   If you would be interested in being part of this group, please email with your name and email address. 

All that’s left to say is a personal thank you to all the wonderful volunteers and enjoy the photos!

Thank you to… 

University Staff: Will Page, Emma Payne, Sara Bennett, Helen Booker, Orlando Murrish 

University services: Estate Patrol, Campus Services, Events Exeter, Print Services, Rob Court, Alex Mattingly 

Student volunteers: Harriet Wicks, Lucy Patterson, Lindsay Lyon, Michael Cope, Gemma Mehmed, Rob Sturgeon, Faye Walker, Mira Moore, Carlus Hudson, Phil Smith, Charlotte Whipp 

Local volunteers: Sandhya Dave, Sonia Rashid, Kim Chenoweth, Cllr. Moira McDonald, Mary Lidgate, Jake Ceileachair

Everyone else: All the exhibitors, play performers, visitors, poetry competition entrants

Above: Devon Rape Crisis Services

 Above: Devon and Cornwall Police

 Above: Exeter Liberal Democrat Students

 Above: Gender Equality Society

Above: LGBTQ 

Above: SAFE (Stop Abuse For Everyone)

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