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Weʼre raising £500 to Support the creation of a new Freedom Project domestic violence support group in Bournemouth and Poole

Bournemouth, UK

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Thanks for visiting my page.

The other day I was thinking, "how can I raise money for such a worthwhile cause?" and came up with the idea of running a marathon. This was shortly followed by "don't be an idiot, you run about once a month". So I reached a compromise......Marathon in a Month! This is a middle ground between my running aspirations and my lacking fitness levels.

To raise money for the Freedom Programme I am going to run the distance of a Marathon (26.2 miles/42.2km) over the course of July.

The Freedom Programme is a project which aims to provide support and information to victims of domestic violence.

The aim of the 12 session course is to help the victim make sense of what has happened to them, and reduce any guilt, self-blame, or negative emotions related to the experience. This is done by supporting victims to look at the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusers, and the responses of victims. The Freedom Programme also examines how children are affected by being exposed to domestic violence and, very importantly, how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.

The programme usually lasts for 11 or 12 weeks and is FREE, therefore relying on kind donations to keep it running. One of my colleagues is setting up a new programme in the Bournemouth area and needs to purchase the course books that go alongside the programme. She has already paid out of her own pocket for the training to run the sessions, and will run the groups as a volunteer.

Donations will go towards purchasing these essential materials, and will allow the group to stay free. Your money will enable as many victims of domestic violence as possible to attend the sessions and get the support they need to recover from the impact of domestic violence.

Thank you for your time and for any money you decide to donate.

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  • Josh Cable11 days ago
    Josh Cable

    Josh Cable

    11 days ago

    Thanks to everyone who donated. We managed to raise a massive £325, which will provide significant support to victims of domestic abuse in the Dorset area. I will be paying the money to Hannah (who is responsible for creating this new program) later today, so any further donations can be made directly to her. Thanks again everyone!

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  • Josh Cable24 days ago
    Josh Cable

    Josh Cable

    24 days ago

    And so the end is here! Day 26 distance: 2.61km. Day 26 time: 18:01. Total distance: 44.65km. Total time: 5:15:12. So that's it, I ran over the distance of a Marathon (26.2 miles/42.2km) over the space of 26 days to raise money for the Freedom Programme. A massive thank you to everyone who has donated and helped reach a massive £310, which is going directly towards supporting victims of domestic violence. Please keep donating and sharing the page, and good luck to Hannah when the programme gets underway later in the year. I need a rest.

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  • Josh Cable1 month ago
    Josh Cable

    Josh Cable

    1 month ago

    After a few well needed rest days, we went to the New Forest Water Park over the weekend which was really fun but caused a lot of knocks and bruises, I'm back on the running trail. Day 23 distance: 3.1km. Day 23 time: 20:02. Total distance: 42.04km. Total time: 4:57:12. The end is in sight! Only 2kms to go!!!!! https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2874848983?share_unique_id=26

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26

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 27, 2018

    £10.00

  • Zoe Picking

    Zoe Picking

    Jul 26, 2018

    Nice one, Josh!

    £5.00

  • Maria East

    Maria East

    Jul 14, 2018

    Good luck for the second half of your challenge!!! 🏃🏻‍♂️ Run forest run.

    £10.00

  • Andrew O'Neill

    Andrew O'Neill

    Jul 13, 2018

    Keep it up mate

    £10.00

  • james bannister

    james bannister

    Jul 7, 2018

    £20.00

  • Danuza Nery

    Danuza Nery

    Jul 7, 2018

    Well done, Josh!! Great cause x

    £20.00

  • Katie, Liam & Leo

    Katie, Liam & Leo

    Jul 5, 2018

    Well done Josh! So great to hear you’re raising money for this. Good luck with the run! x

    £15.00

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