Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help support Refuge. A charity that supports women and children to escape domestic violence.
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About a year ago i took myself out of an unpleaseant time in my life and decided something had to change. I got back into running and it really has helped me in more ways then most other things. It helped me to let go of past situations and tackle each new day with fresh prespective. A year ago i felt alienated ,alone and all a bit stuck, As a result of some of the incidents i was put through i developed Ptsd and this is where Refuge stepped in. Refuge is a charity that supports women and children who are victims of domestic violence . This is a subject that has been a personal issue for myself and having experienced trauma of this nature , i can honestly say without the support from my friends and family , and refuge, I would not of been able to see myself through to the side im on now . I have been fortunate enough to have the therapy ive needed and too also sit amongst other women in group sessions and talk about our experiences together. This has allowed me day by day to put the smile that was wiped of my face for quite some time Back on. We spoke about how self concious and worthless we had been made to feel . That it was not only the physical scars that were difficult to come to terms with but also the mental scars that it had left engrained in our minds. Listening to other peoples accounts was an eye opener to me as i realised not everyone had support from family and friends . Some victims really are stuck and dont know how to escape. They dont know who to call , who they can talk to. Alot of people question us. How could he be like That? Why would you stay? . Its a complexed issue which i appreciate that people who have not experienced emotional and physical abuse cant always understand. This is why i think Refuge charity does an excellent job on not only supporting victims and seeing them through to a healthy mindset but also educating people on donestic violence and warning signs young girls and boys can look out for .
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