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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...

VICTIMS’ COMMISSIONER SAYS CULTURE CHANGE TO SUPPORT AGGRIEVED LONG OVERDUE

By Ryan Hooper, PA Chief Reporter  A new, specific law is required to give more rights to those affected by crime, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said a change of culture'' was long overdue'' to look after'' victims of...

“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

Loveartpix

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 Ambassador

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...

Fundraising for The Foundation

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The charity was set up in 2019 by Maggie Oliver, a former detective who resigned from The Greater Manchester Police Force in 2012 to expose the Rochdale grooming scandal. Maggie’s relationship with the victims of child grooming continues to this day, and  she is still fighting for justice for the people of Rochdale.

Due to Covid 19 the centre and its valuable service has had to close only weeks after opening its doors due to new regulations in place and social distancing. They were forced to put the centre on hold and focussed on setting up a sexual abuse phone line “ pain to power”.

When we heard about the “pain to power” campaign we wanted to get involved and offer our support. We decided to try and raise funds by cycling from Manchester to Blackpool.  We set up a fundraising page on justgiving and set our date 25th October 2020. The route covers 60 miles starting in the centre of Manchester and taking us along the A6 through the scenic country lanes of Lancashire and finishing in the Centre of Blackpool. We raised a total of £810 for a fantastic charity and had a fantastic day in the process. . Keep up the good work!!!!

Yours Truly

Cathy Daly

Mina Fahey

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