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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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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

    22 days ago

    Taz Thornton

    Big thanks to the crowd at 4N Kings Lynn who added another £21 cash to the campaign this morning. :)

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  • Taz Thornton

    Taz Thornton

    a month ago

    Taz Thornton

    NEWS JUST IN: A donor who wishes to remain anonymous has just been in touch to say he'all give us another £250 if we can match that in additional donations. Please, let's get another £250 in the pot ASAP so we can get that match funding! Please help. Thank you. Taz X

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  • Corrina Turner

    Corrina Turner

    Dec 8, 2016

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 24, 2016

    Such a fantastic thing you're doing - keep it up!

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