Take a close look at our profile picture - what do you see?
Most of you will see two smiling happy people enjoying being out on the water. What you don't see in this photo, is that one of us is still suffering from the after effects of years of controlling cohesive emotional, physical and financial domestic abuse.
It is no exaggeration to say that, since 2016, if it weren't for the unconditional support, patience and help from everyone at The Pathway project there would only be one person in this photo, the other one wouldn't be here.
Please help us to raise money for this amazing Lichfield based charity, not only have they helped us, but in the last 12 months alone they've supported over 2000 men, women and children in the local area. The statistics surrounding domestic abuse are eye opening with many reports stating that one in four women and one in six men are effected.
I wonder if those statistics make you reevaluate who the victim is in our smiling happy picture? Domestic Violence isn't constrained by age, gender or social standing - it can happen to anyone.
Like every charity, The Pathway Project is struggling because of funding cuts. This amazing charity may have to close its doors next year and we can't let that happen. We can't just sit by knowing that a phone call from someone desperate for help may have to go unanswered because Pathways no longer can afford to staff it's 24-hour helpline or a desperate text message from someone who is having doubts about whether they've made the right decision to leave will be left unread by a trained support worker who can give instant reassurance and support.
Just a donate £1 to this page, that'll help or even better if you have your phone in your hand right now Text a donation – just text PATH03 £2/£5/£10 to donate now, e.g. PATH03 £5 sends a £5 donation