Everyone needs to recognise that stalking is a seriously distressing and potentially life-threatening crime. Stalking behaviour needs to result in immediate action both to protect the victim and to deal effectively with the perpetrator.
Alice Ruggles was murdered in 2016, aged just 24, by an ex-boyfriend following a relentless campaign of stalking. You can read Alice's story here.
The Alice Ruggles Trust is a member of the National Stalking Consortium, a group of like-minded charities working together to tackle stalking and help reduce the risks for victims.
A new campaign to raise awareness of stalking
The Alice Ruggles Trust is co-operating with Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service and Broadly UK, a digital platform focusing on women’s issues, in their “UnFollowMe” campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of domestic abuse and stalking among young people and to press for a Register that would enable police to pro-actively identify, track, monitor and manage stalkers.
As part of this campaign, Broadly UK have produced a short video which is being propagated on social media where Alice’s parents Clive and Sue and brother Nick tell Alice’s story. You can also watch the video on this website…
Eight runners for the Trust!
Following Alice’s mum Sue’s spectacular efforts in the 2017 Great North Run, eight people are running for the Alice Ruggles Trust in this year’s event: Clive, Imogen and Kate, Lyndsey, Mark, Maxine and Richard, as well as Sue herself, who is competing for a second time.
Please click on their name to sponsor one of them!
The 2018 Great North Run takes place on Sunday September 9th.
Sue approaching the finish line in the 2017 GNR