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Georgina James

London Marathon

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]It is time. It is time to speak up, time to stop living in a world of self-doubt and shame. It is time to tell you my story.[/p][p]In April, I will be running just over twenty-six miles for a charity who helped save me from drowning in an unspoken world, a lonely dreadful place. In my final year of university my world stopped. I was brutally and horrifically sexually assaulted. For those who went to university with me and wondered why I wasn't in class or at lectures or why I stopped group work so abruptly, it wasn't out of laziness, it wasn't out of choice. I wasn't allowed to know if the men went to our uni. Who was being protected was it them or me? The justice system failed, and justice sadly never prevailed. In a split second my world went from fully functioning and easy to a world of sheer distrust. [/p][p]I have incredible support from family, friends, and [url=http://solacewomensaid.org/]Solace[/url], who offered me the counselling I so desperately needed. In my final session I told my counsellor I dreamed of being able to have the strength and courage to run the marathon for them one day to help try and change the way rape is perceived. Now, I do. I am their sole runner, no pressure - eh, please dig deep and donate so more people like me have the support to move forward with their lives. It never stops hurting, we have invisible scars but it is time to talk about them, let's shame the shame.[/p]
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Event

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

22 Apr 2018

Charity

Solace Women's Aid

Solace Women's Aid

Supporters

31-Jan-2018

Sophie Weston - a distant cousin

I’m inspired by your courage and honesty. Good luck - I’m sure crossing that finish line will give you even more strength.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

28-Jan-2018

Grandma Val x

£50.00

16-Jan-2018

Nick M

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

12-Jan-2018

Anonymous

£10.00

09-Jan-2018

The Pickfords

Bravo Georgina, what a courageous young woman you are!

£30.00

03-Jan-2018

Annie Sargent

More to come xxxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

02-Jan-2018

Kiwi connection

Georgina - You will be an inspiration to many. All the best for this marathon and everything that follows. Love and support from all the family in New Zealand

£100.00

30-Dec-2017

J

Inspiring X

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

21-Dec-2017

Luke Garland

You are going to do amazingly well! Hugely proud of your resilience and ambition. Bring on April, the banners will be outrageous.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

18-Dec-2017

Steve Gaskell

Georgina, Good luck. I'm sure if you're as competitive as your dad (!), you'll be giving it 110 percent! I know how proud he is of you. All the best!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid