Monday 8 November


University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH.

What’s happening?

On Monday 8 November organisations across Cumbria are coming together to host a series of events at the University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street campus which are open to the general public alongside students.

9.30 am – 10.30 am: An inter-religious event led by the university’s chaplaincy team offering a moment of reflection and safe space.

11 am – 11.30 am: A vigil in remembrance and solidarity for survivors of sexual violence. You can register to watch this virtually here.

11.30 am – 4 pm: A stalled event featuring representatives from local services and community groups. The event will offer a safe space for disclosures, the opportunity to have open discussions with professionals, and to learn about local support.

Other events?

In addition to the main events above, buildings across the county will be lighting up purple in support of the awareness week and in solidarity for survivors.

Cumbria City Council will be lighting up the Citadel building, Griffin pub next to train station and the Civic Centre in Carlisle purple for the awareness week.

The Birchall Trust is also holding their AGM on Saturday 13 November.

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About Us

This website was developed in collaboration with North West Police Crime Commissioners, NHS England, and Sexual Assault & Abuse Services.

The North West SAAS Partner Network (Strategic Direction for Sexual Assault and Abuse Services) is led by NHS England and covers Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

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