NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, it has taken me a lifetime to build up the courage to write this, but here we go….. I was born in 1966, a brother to a loving family in London and my parents at the time were hard working and for all their work...

Poem by John Roedel

my brain and heart divorced a decade ago over who was to blame about how big of a mess have become eventually, they couldn't be in the same room with each other now my head and heart share custody of me stay with my brain during the week and my heart gets me on...

This is my life, written down on paper

My name is ‘Rosie’. This is my life written down on paper. My childhood was not a very good one. My parents were heroin addicts and as you can imagine they were not very good at being parents. Throughout my whole life I had no boundaries no one to tell me off. I was...

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...

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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