Posted on 30 May 2018
York's Department of Social Policy and Social Work's, Dr Carolyn Snell, will be taking part in the ITU World Triathlon Leeds 2018 (a 750 swim, a 19k bike and 7.5 run) in order to raise funds and awareness for Basis Yorkshire. This will be her forth year of fundraising for the charity.
Basis Yorkshire aims to provide safety, information and support to, sexworkers living and/or working in Leeds (female and trans, indoor or on the street); girls and young women experiencing sexual exploitation (or those at medium or high risk thereof) and women in need of support based on their historic experience of CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation).
In 2014, Carolyne became inspired by her colleague Dr Kate Brown's fundraising activities for Basis and decided to complete the mile course at the Great North Swim at Lake Windermere. Since then she has been fundraising for Basis and this year she has took on the challenge of the ITU World Triathlon Leeds for the second time. This years event will take place on 9 and 10 June 2018.
Dr Carolyn says:
I have been inspired to do this because whilst Basis has had some amazing successes, it has also been suffering from funding cuts like any other charity, while the demand continues to grow.
Find out more about Basis Yorkshire.
See why Dr Carolyn Snell is fundraising.