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£712raised of £3,500 target by 39 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,500 to help domestic abuse survivors heal, find hope and move on with their lives. Pilot #UnleashYourAwesome project starting in Lincolnshire.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Guilt. Shame. Hopelessness. Anger. Fear. A crippling lack of self belief. Suicidal thoughts. Domestic abuse changes people and it's tough to climb back up.

As someone who's been there, I understand the after effects well. It's not just about escaping - it's about learning to live again.

Working with Lincolnshire County Council's domestic abuse team, I piloted a special version of my #UnleashYourAwesome programme earlier this year. We invited domestic abuse 'survivors' to come for a day-long workshop.

We used group sharing, timelines, NLP, mindfulness, visioning and extreme empowerment to move attendees from 'no hope' to hope, positivity, determination and strength.

The results were amazing! One lady went from agarophobic to shopping trips and days out with her kids almost overnight. She credits the event with moving her out of suicidal thoughts. It saved her life AND her kids got their mum back.

Now, with the backing of LCC's domestic abuse department, we want to do more.

Resources are thin on the ground at authority level, so I'm hoping individuals and businesses who understand how important it is to get 'survivors' properly back into society will all dig deep and help raise the £3,500 needed to properly run and promote three more events across the county.

I'll end with the words of LCC's domestic abuse manager, Karen Shooter: "We have some great services to help people out of those relationships and on the road to recovery. But I believe we don't always go far enough with those who need extra support, not just to cope but to thrive. Taz's pilot event proved how much this exciting, positive and motivational course can help people to move on with their lives in a way they had not previously thought possible. Please help us continue what we've started in Lincolnshire."

Please help - every penny counts. You can also help by spreading the word - share this with friends, family, anyone who might be able to help.

Thank you,

Taz
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  • Taz Thornton

    Taz Thornton

    a month ago

    Taz Thornton

    I have extended the fundraising deadline until the new year to give us more time to approach businesses once Christmas is out of the way. With offline donations, we've passed the £1,000 mark now, but there's still a long way to go. Please, please do keep talking about the campaign for us and help in any way you can. Thank you so much for all your support so far, Taz x

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  • Taz Thornton

    Taz Thornton

    a month ago

    Taz Thornton

    Wow! Eileen Haines has done a marvellous job of fundraising for the campaign with her sponsorship for dying her hair rainbow colours. At last count she'd topped £320! :D Thank you x

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  • Taz Thornton

    Taz Thornton

    a month ago

    Taz Thornton

    Thanks to Basia for an offline donation of £40, which was the result of Tony's book sales project to boost funds for this initiative. Big thanks to both of you xx

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39

  • Jo Blackwell

    Jo Blackwell

    Jan 23, 2017

    Taz Thornton stands for hope. I have never experienced domestic abuse, but I am glad to have an opportunity to support women and men who have.

    £30.00

  • Jayne Frost

    Jayne Frost

    Dec 20, 2016

    Donation to enable a guess at how many squares in Nans quilt xxx

    £5.00

  • HILARY LEATHLEY

    HILARY LEATHLEY

    Dec 18, 2016

    Keep up the good work x

    £10.00

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Taz Thornton

Taz Thornton

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Speaker, extreme empowerment specialist, coach & author, Taz Thornton developed the #UnleashYourAwesome empowerment programme to help people realise their amazing potential. Having been through an abusive relationship, she has a special interest in helping people rebuild & thrive

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