Annual report: 2015-2016

9:14 am, November 18, 2016

2015-16 brought numerous challenges but once again they have been faced and overcome. It was never going to be an easy ride when first embarking upon, setting up and building a charity from scratch those 23 years ago and given the topics the charity specialises in – child abuse, its impact and subsequent trauma, drug/alcohol misuse or self-injury – challenge has always been considered the norm here. My confidence however in the trustees and staff alike in being able to consolidate and build upon solid foundations remains very high. The are gifted with the same characteristics demonstrated daily by those who come through our doors seeking help with their plight: belief, resilience, courage, tenacity, strength and commitment. This report will confirm just how effective such attributes can be for staff members, trustees and service users alike.

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She did it!

11:07 am, November 9, 2016

Huge congratulations to Michelle Craker who completed the Cheltenham half marathon on Sunday 25 September. You’ll remember we wrote about Michelle  back in the summer as she was preparing to take on the 13.1-mile challenge in aid of Southmead Project. Michelle has raised an amazing £815 for our charity –  that’s £300 over her original target – and we are immensely grateful for her support.  Well done Michelle!

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Wall of Silence tour

11:37 am, November 3, 2016

Our Wall of Silence exhibition continues its tour around the country, this month calling into the University of Northamptonshire for a one-month stay. The exhibition is on display in the institution’s Newton Building, and is available to view from 8.30am-4.30pm until 30 November. Visit the university’s website for more details.

Our MBE, Dr Mike Peirce, has also just confirmed that Wall of Silence 2: Changing the Images of Survivors will be on display at Bristol’s Colston Hall from Monday 19 January 2017. If you didn’t get the chance to see the exhibition before, please do drop in and read some of the beautiful and brave words  written by adult survivors  of child abuse. Visit the Colston Hall website for further details.

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