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£280raised of £200 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £280 to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder UK

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    Funded on Sunday, 18th December 2016

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    Earlier this year I participated in a 22 press-up challenge for 22 days to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A family member and friend of mine are affected by this horrific condition and doing the challenge helped me to understand just how important charities like PTSDUK are, in providing help for these people. On 10th December 2016, I am participating in an Ironman 70.3:

    Open water swim (equivalent to a 76 length swim of a 25 meter pool)
    56 mile bike ride
    13 mile run.

    All donations will be given to this amazing charity!

    PTSD UK is currently the only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder for anyone affected. Evidence suggests that around 70% of people who suffer with PTSD in the UK do not receive any professional help at all.

    PTSD is caused by a traumatic event. It’s worth pointing out that the majority of people exposed to traumatic events experience some short-term distress which resolves without the need for professional intervention although unfortunately the small proportion who do develop the disorder are unlikely to seek help. Instead most battle on despite their symptoms and their quality of life is likely to be substantially reduced; evidence suggests that around 70% of people who suffer with PTSD in the UK do not receive any professional help at all. The disorder also impacts upon loved ones, work colleagues and more widely too.

    The defining characteristic of a traumatic event is its capacity to provoke fear, helplessness, or horror in response to the threat of injury or death. Examples include:

    serious accidents
    being told you have a life-threatening illness
    bereavement
    violent personal assault, such as a physical attack, sexual assault, burglary, robbery, or mugging
    military combat
    miscarriage
    house fires
    natural or man-made disasters
    terrorist attack
    traumatic childbirth
    prolonged bullying
    childhood neglect

    Thank you so much for donating!

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      11

      • Shelley and Richie Cheng

        Shelley and Richie Cheng

        Dec 12, 2016

        £40.00

      • Dorothy Jones and George Jones

        Dorothy Jones and George Jones

        Dec 8, 2016

        Good luck Liz! We know you can do it!

        £30.00

      • Frances Hughes

        Frances Hughes

        Dec 2, 2016

        Good luck Liz. You can do it! Fran

        £10.00

      • REA LAWRENSON

        REA LAWRENSON

        Dec 1, 2016

        For my Wonder Woman Liz

        £10.00

      • Carmel Lewis

        Carmel Lewis

        Dec 1, 2016

        Best of luck Liz you can do this xx

        £10.00

      • Joe Sherrington

        Joe Sherrington

        Nov 30, 2016

        Good luck Liz, hope it all goes well xx

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Nov 29, 2016

        You can do it, we'll be rooting for you!

        £100.00

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