Natural Thinking by Ria Walton

the frondescence of flourishing leaves  coming to life the essence of new life for spring the re birth of trees the birds singing their melodies sweet songs of morning nature alive with fresh new growth buds blooming their energy forthwith to bring, the floral...

The Three Girls Workshop

Three Girls Workshop With lockdown having restricted the hosting of events ‘in person’ the Foundation recently ran on online meet-up centred around the BAFTA award winning BBC mini-series Three Girls.  The programme (for which Maggie worked as the Programme...


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“I feel lost, and I don’t know if this pain will ever leave me…..”

I  was abused from age 7 to 20. No one in my life knows except doctors/counsellors/helplines or the occasional Samaritan. I carry on every day like I'm absolutely fine. No one would ever know.   It's almost like having two lives which makes me very sad. I was...

Poem 2 by Michelle

In these eyes I hold the key, To a life you will never see. Beneath the surface of fake smiles


My name is Dez (AKA Loveartpix) & I am a self-taught Creative Artist from Manchester. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over 10 years ago & more recently autism, a diagnosis I am now beginning to come to terms with & better understand. From an early...

Poem by Michelle

I am lost in this darkness, I can't see a light Tormented by my demons, they come worse at night.   I am lost in this spiral of unspeakable pain Longing for a rainbow that comes after the rain.   My head, it's pounding...

I Came as a Survivor, now I am an Abassador

I initially came to foundation as a survivor that needed help. The only service that was helping me at the time was recovery, I had been laughed at by a few police officers and a member of the council had labelled me she was at that children’s home a home where I was...

I still struggle with the frustrations that the police did a ‘half-assed’ job and that monster is still walking the streets, free to do whatever he likes…..

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my story. It has been almost 11 years since this happened to me, and I have never tried to deal with it. I just tucked it away in a little box in my mind and hoped that it would go away. Recently I took the first steps...
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Pain Into Power Walk

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

To celebrate the launch of our dedicated ‘Pain into Power’ phoneline support service earlier this year, Maggie and her team of Ambassadors have signed up to complete a sponsored walk on 31st July 2021.


This will be the first time that the team of nearly 40 volunteers will have been together in person, having spent the last year of lockdown working remotely, over the phone and on zoom calls… and after a fairly sedentary time clocking up these miles will be a challenge!


We are hoping to use the day to raise awareness of the Foundation, and also vital funds to help us support even more adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Our phonelines are a key part of this support, providing a caring, safe space for survivors to focus on their individual needs and to enable more positive steps for their future. We are also actively campaigning for positive changes to prevent institutional failings, or seek justice for those survivors who have been let down by the authorities.


As we prepare for the big day you could help us spread the word by sharing this page on your social media, using the hashtags #TheMaggieOliverFoundation and #PainIntoPower.


You could also set your own fundraising challenge and work together with your friends, family or work colleagues to do a sponsored walk or other event too! We would love to see what other ideas people come up with this year. Last year we had some fantastic fundraisers supporting the Foundation – take a look at Wheelie Bins Challenge  or Three Miles for Three Girls for inspiration!


And if you would like to sponsor our team for the Pain into Power Walk 2021, please head to our special page on JustGiving:


As ever we are so grateful for your support…


Maggie & the Ambassadors xxxx


July 31
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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