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!!!!