Poem by John Roedel

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Launch of the Foundation

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Join us on the 21st of July in the beautiful setting of Shrigley Hall Hotel & Spa, at our Afternoon Tea launch event of The Maggie Oliver Foundation. Hosted by Jess Cunningham of The Apprentice, we will be joined by some amazing guest speakers, you be left feeling inspired and will get the chance to listen to real-life stories of extraordinary women who have transformed pain into power. Women who started off just like you and me.

Curating the event is MAGGIE OLIVER who is perhaps best known as the ‘Detective turned Whistleblower’ who resigned from Greater Manchester Police in 2012 to expose the now infamous Rochdale Grooming Scandal. Fighting feelings of disbelief, fear, outrage, and anger she has fought tirelessly to expose the truth about how the vulnerable victims of serial sexual abuse were being failed by our criminal justice system.

This led to her working tirelessly for 4 years as “The Programme Consultant” to bring multi-award-winning BBC 1 drama ‘Three Girls’ to our screens and more recently known for her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother 2018 -Year of the Woman, as well as Loose Women, The Matthew Wright Show and many more media outlets.

Her first book ‘SURVIVORS’ is due to be published in July, and this will tell the story of her life as well as the full horrifying truth of how generations of children have been failed from the unique perspective of an ex-police detective.

The Maggie Oliver Foundation is the next chapter of her journey. Maggie plans to set up a nationwide network of Community centres to provide much-needed support, mentoring and access to psychological, counselling and legal help for those survivors of abuse from all communities who have nowhere else to go.

Our amazing guest speakers include:

Maggie Oliver, As mentioned above.

Leanne Brown, who is a campaigner on women’s issues & Female genital mutilation and is also known from The Real Housewives of Cheshire.

Emma Kenny, ITV’s “This Morning” psychologist, broadcaster and CEO of Appy

Professor Tanya Byron, Journalist, Author, Broadcaster, Trustee of the NSPCC, and consultant clinical psychologist, specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced abuse.

Harriet Wistrich, a renowned Human Rights Lawyer, formally known from the Worboys case and founder of Centre for Women’s Justice

Fiona Broadfoot, Inspirational survivor of sexual abuse, Coerced/groomed into the sex trade at the age of 15.

Jessica Cunningham, Best known from The Apprentice, survivor of childhood sexual abuse, coach and business entrepreneur.

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