I am Shelagh from Newstead in the Scottish Borders.
I aim to cycle the whole distance from Hastings to Edinburgh .
"Freedom from Torture " provides counselling, medical evidence of torture, for legal cases, and general support for people who have suffered torture.
One of the first patients was Eric Lomax, subject of the film The Railwayman, who was tortured as a prisoner of war in Burma. Nowadays clients come from all over the world. They have suffered torture, and are looking for support here. Often they find no support from our authorities. Freedom from Torture is the charity which can help them.
A runner at heart, and member of Gala Harriers and Lauder Limpers , I also cycles a bit. I have been a supporter of Freedom from Torture for years. When I heard of the cycle challenge I could not resist. Having retired this year I hope to increase my cycling fitness so as to be up to the challenge.
We hope to raise awareness about the charity and the people it supports, meet many other supporters, and raise money for the important work.
Your support could help provide counselling, group therapy and ongoing support for survivors of torture. Your donation will help give someone hope and strength on their journey to recovery.We’d love to keep in touch, if you would like to receive our email updates, please take a moment to sign up here: www.freedomfromtorture.org/signupThank you for standing with torture survivors.