Woman attacked in nightclub raises nearly £15,000 for rape crisis centre

Jeanne Marie Ryan posted a picture of her bruised face on a JustGiving page in a nod to the nomakeupselfie fundraising craze

Jeanne Marie Ryan's JustGiving page
Jeanne Marie Ryan's JustGiving page

A woman who was attacked in a nightclub has used the #nomakeupselfie craze to raise almost £15,000 for her local rape crisis centre.

Jeanne Marie Ryan posted a picture of her bruised face after she had been attacked at the weekend in an Oxford nightclub. She said she wanted to use the image to raise money for the Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre.

"I'm trying to channel my rage into something constructive, so I’m raising money for the Oxford Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre," she said on her page on the fundraising website JustGiving.

Ryan has received more than 2,000 donations totalling almost £15,000.

A statement from the charity said it had been overwhelmed by the response to the campaign.

"We would like to give huge thanks to Jeanne Marie for sharing her experience and drawing attention to what many women across the UK experience every day," it said.

The #nomakeupselfie trend, which was not started as a fundraising venture, has raised more than £8m for UK charities, mainly for Cancer Research UK.

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