My Name is Bex and I'm the Digital Content and Artistic Lead at Refugee Women Connect. I've worked here for  just over 5 years and have decided 2024 is the year that I run my first half marathon and raise money for a great cause!

The furthest I've ever ran is a 5K race, so a Half Marathon is a HUGE challenge for me but I'm determined to do this.

Refugee Women Connect is a Merseyside based charity, working to build a safe life in the UK for all women refugees and asylum seekers. Our service users come from all walks of life, and many have fled situations of conflict, persecution, and abuse. Many of our service users have survived some form of gender based violence, including sexual abuse and exploitation, human trafficking, and female genital mutilation. We offer expert support to our women and their children in the community, as well working with policy makers and the wider asylum sector to support their access to social justice.

We offer practical support for refugee women and their families. This includes casework, support with accommodation and housing, school access for children, and information sessions and English language classes. We also offer bespoke one-to-one mental health support for women recovering from trauma, as well as group wellbeing sessions, such as our art group (that I run) and yoga sessions.

Please show your support, any donation big or small is a huge encouragement to me!

Thank you

Bex Satchwell