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Here are just a few of the amazing individuals who have given us their trust, time and tears. If you're thinking of fundraising for us, check out our Fundraising For Us page and download the pack!
"I decided to do something like this to raise money as I feel it is so important for victims to speak out. I have an extremely supportive set of friends, two incredible parents and an amazing boyfriend who have all helped me come a very long way. After a tough year at university, being left to think on my own brought back a lot of past trauma for me. Doing this run will hopefully increase awareness and will also help me personally focus on something whilst I carry on studying."
"It was so hard to keep going and I cried with the pain and being overwhelmed with it all, but I kept going. I made it on to the mountain top and then started the gradual climb to the summit. I started the climb up the steps on to the cairn with aching legs and back, and after a hug from my team, I stood to have my photo taken. Celebrations were completed with a cup of hot chocolate and a doughnut in the Snowden Summit café."
"I was eight years old when it happened, and fourteen when it when to court. Think about your cousin, son, daughter, brother, sister right now and imagine at fourteen years old, going to court to face the person who abused them. It’s hard to stomach, right? That is the reality for so many people. That was reality for my family and me. Look at the statistics on the Survivors trust website and see for yourself – the numbers are chilling."
"As an alternative model and performer, my appearance has always meant a great deal to me. In the business world is my marketing and my product, so the decision to change my look was no small feat, however after a great deal of thought (not to mention courage) I decided to do some good and get rid of the hair that I had grown for nearly 20 years. The cause to raise money for was a simple decision for me. "