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NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

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...

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...
Get Involved

Calling all Businesses!!

  ….can you help The Maggie Oliver Foundation?

 

The Maggie Oliver Foundation needs your help. We are a newly formed charity, and are seeking corporate channels through which we can spread awareness and raise vital funds. Could you help us by offering up one of these commitments within your team or your business?

Networking Event

Do you host any team meetings or networking events? How about dedicating a slot to The Maggie Oliver Foundation, to provide a platform for Maggie to reach new audiences? These sessions help to inform and educate the public about Maggie’s mission, and our corporate video is available for you to show as part of your meet-up.

International Women’s Day

Monday 8th March is International Women’s Day and many organisations like to host events in celebration of inspirational women. Could your organisation promote Maggie Oliver as part of this by including her story and the story of The Maggie Oliver Foundation? We would love to help you showcase Maggie and the stories of some incredibly strong survivors as part of this landmark day.

Charity Fundraiser

There is no better team-building exercise than a shared challenge, and after months of lockdown what better than meeting up as a group to train and conquer a physical feat! Choose your challenge, set up a JustGiving page linked to The Maggie Oliver Foundation and work towards a fundraising goal. Here are some ideas:

Fitness fundraisers

  • Sign up to a 10km, Half Marathon or Marathon – com lists thousands of events to sign up for including running, cycling, trail, virtual and obstacle races
  • Complete the Welsh or Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge – within 12 hours
  • Or the National Three Peaks of Snowdon, Scafell Pike & Ben Nevis within 24 hours
  • Pick a meaningful distance and cover it between you as a team – on foot, on a bike, in fancy dress…

Get creative

  • Remember the ice-bucket challenge where you had to nominate three friends to get drenched and donate? How about doing something similar, linked to your industry or interests?
  • Every participant is challenged to complete the task, share a photo on social & make a small donation – then passes it on to three others. Think up your own challenge, use the hashtag #TheMaggieOliverFoundation along with your own & see how far it goes!

 

The Foundation will feature your efforts on the blog section of The Maggie Oliver Foundation website, great exposure for you and shows the world your support! See this example from a supporter who raised £500 by setting off a wheelie bin challenge – the possibilities are endless!

Put up posters

Sharing The Maggie Oliver Foundation posters in all of your local areas will really help to spread the word – places like notice boards in supermarkets, gyms, cafes, community centres, GPs etc… the more the better! To receive posters please email [email protected] confirming how many you would like and we will post some out for you to share.

Spread the word on social media

Show your support by following Maggie Oliver and the Foundation on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok & Instagram and spread the word online!

Every follow shows strength in numbers and will mean so much to survivors to know they are supported. Use #TheMaggieOliverFoundation hashtag along the way.

Make a donation to The Maggie Oliver Foundation

Any amount you can spare will make a really big difference – there are many ways to donate to help Maggie raise vital funds to support survivors and deliver the Pain into Power programme.

For the price of a couple of coffees per month you could set up a Direct Debit sharing £5 or £10 per month, or give a one-off donation. Other ways to donate include:

Amazon Smile: Amazon users can select The Maggie Oliver Foundation as their nominated charity and by ordering via Amazon Smile, this means that Amazon will donate a % of your order value. This doesn’t cost you a penny!

PayPal: Similarly, PayPal offer a service whereby you can nominate The Maggie Oliver Foundation and make a donation – every penny goes straight to the charity, with no fees/deductions.

Corporate Sponsorship

Does your place of work sponsor charities by matching donations or selecting a ‘charity of the year’? Please help us by putting our name forward. Often businesses select large-scale, well-established charities to support so we need help getting to the table!

Bookmark The Maggie Oliver Foundation website

Learn more about The Maggie Oliver Foundation and keep checking in to hear what’s been happening – there will be newsletters coming soon to sign up for, and monthly blogs will tell you what we’ve been up to. If you undertake any activities to support us we can feature you on the website to help inspire others to do the same.

Tap up your network

Do you have any contacts in other businesses that could help Maggie raise funds and awareness? Who do you know that could help with sponsorship? Ask them to contact [email protected].

Volunteer with us

The Foundation are recruiting volunteer Ambassadors to help its mission, in particular those with experience in finance, bid-writing and marketing – could you or anyone you know provide this kind of help in your spare time? We would love to hear from you. Please send in your details using the website contact form and you will be contacted to discuss.

 

From all at the Maggie Oliver Foundation…

Thank you!!

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