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Helen Bamber Foundation

Support Survivors to Surmount their Greatest Challenges

The Helen Bamber Foundation is supporting a group of female survivors of extreme human cruelty to take on a new challenge - walking the three highest mountains in the UK! Help us support survivors like these to overcome their greatest challenges.
Charity Registration No: 1149652

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The Helen Bamber Foundation supports survivors of extreme human cruelty such as torture, human trafficking and domestic abuse.

A really important part of the work we do with survivors is in our Integration Programme - this supports survivors to build skills for independence, find a community and grow in confidence and strength so that they can reclaim their power over their lives and live out their aspirations.

This year, we have piloted an amazing project as part of our integration work: a hiking group for women who have suffered from extreme human cruelty. The group consists of around 10 women, who are training every month to eventually take on a huge challenge: climbing the three highest peaks in the UK!

The group has shown amazing benefits so far: the women are feeling stronger and more confident, are bonding as a team and are finding power in challenging themselves physically and psychologically.

One woman said: "I havent had this much fun and laughter in a long time, I met very amazing ladies today. I can't stress enough how wonderful it was. I am looking forward to more of it but, for now, I am at home with my feet up.

Amazing projects like these can only work if all the other aspects of our service are fully functioning too.

It's difficult for a survivor to attend a walking group::

- if she has no safe home to live in and little money to buy essentials such as food

- if the symptoms of her post traumatic stress disorder are too overwhelming for her to leave the house

- if she is living in fear of deportation and is consumed by the stress of an ongoing asylum claim with inadequate legal support

Our full range of services in legal protection, specialist therapies, medical advocacy, housing and welfare support all work in tandem with each other, according to survivors' needs.

Now that we are lucky enough to have fully funded the walking group this year, we're asking you to support our other essential services that make amazing projects like this one possible.



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6 months ago

So proud of the hikers headed out to conquer the 3 peaks in the UK.

james ransome

8 months ago


+ £12.5 Gift Aid

S Anderson

9 months ago


Walter Moore

9 months ago

You are a great inspiration to so many fantastic women who want to make a difference in this world. Thank you for what you do.


kim mason

10 months ago

Great cause x


+ £5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Helen Bamber Foundation
Helen Bamber Foundation

The Helen Bamber Foundation is a human rights charity in London. Our specialist team of therapists, doctors and legal experts provide therapeutic care, legal protection & practical support to survivors of human rights violations, such as torture & human trafficking.

Charity Registration No: 1149652


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Support Survivors to Surmount their Greatest Challenges

Helen Bamber Foundation