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Georgina James

London Marathon - 2019

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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 place. In my final year of university my world stopped. 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 who hurt me went to our university. 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 spoke about having the strength and courage to run the marathon for them one day, to help change the way rape is perceived. Now, I do. I am their sole runner, no pressure - eh, please dig deep and donate so more survivors have the support to move forward with their lives. [/p][p]It never stops hurting, we have invisible scars but it is time to talk about them, [b][i]let's shame the shame[/i][/b].[/p][p]----[/p][p]I am so proud to have recently been asked to be an ambassador for Solace Women's Aid, they are leading specialist charity in London that supports women and children who are affected by domestic and sexual violence. Each year they provide life-saving support to more than 16,000 women and children, helping them build safe lives and strong futures. Many women struggle to access help, their waiting lists remain closed and number of calls have increased by 22%. Despite this, Solace are working hard to be there for every woman and child that needs their help. [/p][p]Just £8 can help keep their advice line open, £80 could help a woman attend a support group or £800 could provide counselling for one woman. [/p][p]Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind support. [/p][p][i]For anyone who would like to see the donations on my previous page please click [/i][url=https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?pageId=865871][i]here[/i][/url][i]. [/i][/p]

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May 18, 2019

Sophie Baker

May 4, 2019

Anonymous

Really proud of you Nana c

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Anonymous

You nailed it

£100.00

Apr 30, 2019

Anonymous

Well done on completing the marathon. Keep running (to things, not away!), it will help x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Lotti

So proud of you girl!! Xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Annie Harrison

Well done you shiny shiny super star xxxxxxx

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

AJW

Amazing job!!! Immensely proud of your strength. Love Alex xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Becks and Sam

An inspiration to us all - we love you xx

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Hattie Cooper

You’re incredible Georgina, I honestly don’t know what else to say! Well done for standing up for this cause, and I hope that the money raised can prevent someone else going through something this horrific xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Tessa Hall

Congratulations!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid