24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: 083 484 9409  
Tel: 021 852 5620 Fax: 086 519 4358   
Email: help@crisiscentre.org.za  
Helderberg Hospital Lourensford Road Somerset West  
Western Cape South Africa 7129
Get Involved

Photo's from previous Fashion Show's



When: 2 October 2010, 09h00 till 12h30 (Fashion Show will start at 10h00)

Where: Somerset College


The Fashion Show is arranged around a 'tea party' with between 300-350 ladies from the Somerset West area and surroundings coming to support Rape Crisis Helderberg and have a lot of fun. All money raised goes towards the much needed expenses of running the Rape Crisis Centre and Safe House. It is a Saturday morning of surprises, fun and excitement!


Host a table!

A host lady hosts a table and invites 9 friends, who each pay R120-00 for the ticket. The table hostess does not pay BUT decorates her table (the whole thing from table cloth, cutlery, plates, juice, tea, cakes, whatever they like). We find that the same ladies have been coming year after year - so join in the fun and host a table! It is simple and fun! Come and join us too!

More about hosting a table.


Mostly ladies (young and old), some children and a few men!

Please Note: Men are welcome to attend, but must understand that the prizes, goodie bags, promotional tables and fashion is geared towards women!


Besides hosting a table, you can also get involved in other ways:

  1. Put something in the goodie bag - this is a great way to promote your business as everyone LOVES the goodie bags (400 goodie bags for 2010)
  2. Spot prizes - everyone giving spot prizes for the morning can promote themselves with a banner or promotional stand
  3. Promotional stands - we offer promotional stands for businesses, the cost is 10% of the sales made on the morning
  4. Fashion brands or shops can take part in the Fashion Show by arranging with us.

Companies involved in 2009: Kids fashion from Oh So Cute Tie Dye Clothing, ladies Fashion from Solveig Originals, Evora and Cotton Craft. Goodie bags (Erinvale Hotel and Spa, Bayer Health Care, Johnson & Johnson, Oprah Magazines, Joy Magazines, Secrets Aromatics, Elizabeth Arden, Dischem, Skin Correctives, Sylko, Appletizer, Nestle, Sequoia Jewellery), Spot prizes (Lanzerac Spa, Willowbrook Lodge, Sasha Int., Vergelegen, Beauty On Audas, Indigo Cosmetics, Spar, Dischem, Erinvale Hotel & Spa, Brothers, Glomail, Steve Trimbly, Spier Hotel, Cheetah Outreach, Rain Africa, Miglio, Sequoia Jewellery, Johnson & Johnson, Erika Kruger, Circle Pharmacy, ABSA, Skin Correctives, Cottage Hair Studio, Celtic Manor & Spa), Promotional Stalls (Dischem, Sequoia Jewellery, Miglio, Cottage Hair Studio, Oh So Cute Tie Dye Clothing, The Store and many more).


Then please contact us asap to arrange with us!

Call 021-850 4761 and speak to Colleen or write to admin@crisiscentre.org.za!

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After being raped, even if you do not open a case please:

  • Get evidence collected within 24 hours and no later than 72 hours (the police will take you to the rape crisis centre or hospital)
  • Get anti-retrovirals & emergency contraception within 72 hours (anti-retrovirals are free to rape victims at government hospitals)
  • Get antibiotic medication to prevent other sexually transmitted infections
  • Get counselling from a person trained in rape trauma counselling - it is never too late

You can get all of the above free at our office at Helderberg Hospital, Somerset West

Call 083 484 9409 (24 hours a day) or 021-852 5620 (office hours) or write to help@crisiscentre.org.za.

You do not have to go through this alone.

RAPE TRAUMA SYNDROME is a recognised response to rape and sexual abuse and it includes a variety of problems including various long-term consequences, the symptoms are similar to Post Traumatic Stress. Although many rape survivors suffer from the symptoms of Rape Trauma Syndrome, not all survivors respond to rape in the same way. It is important to treat each rape survivor as an individual and to try and understand what the rape means to that particular person. Coping with being raped may also be more difficult if family, friends and colleagues are not supportive and/or blame the survivor. After the shock has passed, some survivors try to act as if nothing has happened. This is their way of trying to block out the rape, because they feel that they won't be able to cope if they let themselves remember what happened to them. However, if a rape survivor is going to recover well from the impact of a rape, s/he must let her/himself remember the rape and feel whatever s/he is feeling inside. When s/he does start remembering and feeling, s/he will also start suffering from symptoms, but these usually improve gradually over time. It often helps a survivor to have counselling if s/he is experiencing symptoms that upset her/him. The effects of rape are long term. Rape survivors never forget being raped, but many learn how to deal with the memory. Studies have shown that the symptoms suffered by a rape survivor three months after a rape usually continue over the next three to four years, although they do seem to improve over time. Sadly South Africa holds the for the highest rapes world-wide. Interpol estimates that over 1 million women are raped each year in South Africa.
We want to help you to "PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER AGAIN".