Survivors of Abuse Conference – Peter Saunders

 

Peter Saunders – CEO of NAPAC (National Association for People Abused In Childhood)

BLOG 5 Five day trek Great Wall of China

Day 5

Trek from Jinshanling to Simatai – another remote section, far from tourist trail. Trekking time 8-9 hours. See links below for itinerary and just giving pages

 

 

Jo’s Activity for October

Increased the walking but sadly didn’t manage to get out on my bike as much as I would have liked.  As you can see Bowls has
definitely taken a back seat at the moment due to the end of the summer season but this will start increasing again now with the winter games etc. Hopefully, I
will also increase my swimming over the winter so figures next month should look a tad healthier. Hopefully, we can also get a regular weekly walk going and rope
in some other like-minded people.

Onwards and upwards as they say.


Oct-17


Hours


Km


Miles



Walking

16.41

93.98

58.4

 

Cycling

2.08

39.01

24.23

 

Swimming

2

 

 

 

Bowls

4

 

 

 


Totals


24.49


132.99


157.48


 

We both have started taking walks and our first lovely walk together was along the Hilsea lines on an early Sunday morning. To make it more interesting we both took our camera’s and took some lovely autumnal pics.

Light Up The Night – Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week – 5.2.2018

***SAVE THE DATE***

Come and join us on Monday 5th February 2018

We want to light up the night – help us to shine a light on sexual abuse and sexual violence by lighting up the Millennium Bridge in solidarity with survivors.

#SOB Charity Launch Evening

Well what can we say? The SOB official charity launch evening was amazing!

Attended by survivors, supporters, The Mayor of Bromley and Coronation Street Star Chris Harper and his wife Emily Bowker.

We had a great night of raising awareness of the charities work which involves rebuilding victim and survivors lives piece by piece so that they can find love, life and laughter after the abuse they have so cruelly suffered.

We would like to say thank you to:

Our VIP Guests-
The Mayor Kathy Bance and her consort Trevor Bance
Chris Harper & Emily Bowker
Dr.Sodipe and Mrs Sodipe
Carol Whiting – Head of Safeguarding & Care Planning Bromley
Dr.Mike Pierce – Founder of the Southmead Project & Wall of Silence
The charity One in Four
Patrick Sandford – GROOMED

  • The Warren for hosting our launch event
  • Pete Saunders the founder of NAPAC for being our MC for the evening
  • Dr.Mike Pierce for bringing the Wall of Silence to Kent
  • The performers Liberty Grant and Cassandra London who blew us all away with their talent
  • Patrick Sandford for performing his play GROOMED which was thought provoking and amazing
  • Miles Crawford for his DJ and music skills on the evening
  • The band Encore especially Devon Mayson for donating her song “I Already Know”
  • Emma Collins for her goody bags

I would like to personally thank all the Trustees – Andrew Crawford, Katharine Bollon and Diane Sealey for helping me achieve my vision. We are at the start of an amazing journey.

On the night we created the #WallOfHope and we will be sharing this with you in the forthcoming weeks.

Our ask for the evening was to find 5 ambassadors and 2 corporate sponsors – f you would like to offer this support please get in touch with us.

Thank you everyone :O)

Please feel free to share this post and if you would like to get involved as an ambassador, fundraiser or corporate sponsor please get in touch at info@survivorsofabuse.org.uk.

Health & happiness,

Chris x

 

***NEW*** #SOBLaunch Video

***NEW*** SOB ‘Breaking The Cycle’ Charity Pins

 

Support SOB by purchasing one of our lovely ‘Breaking The Cycle’ Charity Pins.

The jigsaw pin signifies that as a survivor of childhood trauma from mental, physical, sexual abuse and or domestic violence our lives, our health has been broken into pieces. The abuse we suffered as children / adolescents / young adults has impacted our mental health, our physical health and our emotional health.

SOB is about rebuilding you piece by piece through its trademarked ‘C.L.E.A.N.E.R Living Therapy Programme’.

The SOB charity is part of the solution for your recovery to full health.

For a small investment of £3.00 plus £1.00 for PP and PayPal fees you can be the proud owner of the SOB pin. Wear this pin with pride and as a reminder that you are rebuilding your mental, your physical and your emotional self on a daily basis.

Someone else may have been responsible for breaking you into pieces BUT you are rebuilding yourself piece by piece to become whole again!

You are a survivor!





Thank you for your support!

SOB Trustees

West Wickham woman’s charity launch

Read the Full article here: http://www.biggin-hill-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115739&headline=West%20Wickham%20woman

A WEST Wickham woman is to launch her own charity with a celebratory event next month.

Chris Tuck set up Survivors of Abuse after suffering an abusive childhood. The launch event takes place on October 14 at The Warren in Hayes and will be attended by the Coronation Street actor Chris Harper and his wife, the actress Emily Bowker.

Chris, who sits on the panel of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse originally set up by Theresa May, says her charity will work holistically and offer a wellness programme to “empower adult survivors to heal and fulfil their potential”.

She says: “There is so little help available to survivors in spite of the fact that the subject of abuse is in the media daily.

“We know in our dealings with GPs that they struggle to know what to offer patients who start to open up about their childhood abuse – something that is becoming more common as people feel more able to talk about the subject.

“Limited counselling often has a wait list of several months and then is confined to a short series of sessions. In short we are failing these people.”

Introduction to the C.L.E.A.N.E.R. Living Health & Wellness Therapy Programme – 11th October 2017

Date: Wednesday 11th October 2017 Time: 10.30 am – 2 pm
Please arrive 10mins before workshop starts.

Location: One in Four, 219 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2PG

Who should attend?

Men & Women aged 18+ who want to take the next step in their recovery to full health & wellness.
What the workshop covers:-
This FREE workshop will look at the nature, causes, and impact of stress on your mental and physical health.
Participants will leave the workshop with a practical toolkit of techniques to manage their everyday and long term stress.
This workshop also includes a 45min Pilates & Relaxation session.

How to book: Please email admin@oneinfour.org.uk to book your place.
There are 10 spaces available.

One in Four workshops

SOB is working collaboratively with the Charity One in Four in Bellingham to deliver workshops for victims and survivors to empower them in their recovery to health and wellness.

The Sept 2017 Workshop is now full.

The next workshop is Weds 10.30am to 2pm in Bellingham – if you would like to join us please email One in Four admin@oneinfour.org.uk

Workshop now full

The Breaking the Cycle Health and Wellness C.L.E.A.N.E.R. Living Therapy Workshop that I am running for One in Four Thurs Sept 14th 2017 1 to 4.30pm is now FULL.

The next workshop is Weds 10.30am to 2pm in Bellingham – if you would like to join us please call One in Four on 020 8697 2112.

I am really looking forward to meeting all the attendees.

Charity Launch Celebration

Date: Sat 14th October 2017
Arrival: 6.30pm
Carriages: Midnight
Location: The Warren Conference Centre, Hayes, Kent BR2 7AL.
Dress code: Black Tie
We look forward to celebrating the official launch of SOB.

Book your tickets now!

Join us for our celebratory event. Love, Life & Laughter after childhood abuse.

Celebrity supporters of Survivors of Abuse

Julia Goulding
Emily Bowker & Chris Harper