After experiencing the horror of rape while she was out jogging last year, a Kyushindo member (who cannot be named for legal reasons) has taken it upon herself to help raise money for the centre who helped her to rebuild her life. She hasn’t picked an easy challenge either. Having only taken up climbing a few months ago she is taking on the challenge of climbing a 140m sheer cliff face in North Wales. Climbing such a rock face is no easy feat, requiring intense physical and mental training – all qualities that makes a great martial artist.

This member is showing true Kyushindo spirit in the way she is rebuilding her life, facing challenges and striving to help others who are going through the horrors of rape and sexual abuse. Kyushindo has already made a donation of £230 by donating the proceeds of the Abingdon grading to this fantastic cause, but if you also want to add to her total then I know that she and all of the people who use OSARCC would be very thankful.

To read more and sponsor her, take a look at her Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/breaking-the-silence/

You an also see an article about her in the Oxford Mail here: http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/13637030.Rape_victim_will_conquer_fear_of_heights_to_help_support_centre/