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Total raised so far

358%

£715.00 of £200 target +£62.50 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

3 days ago

Catherine Cogan

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

You are amazing and a wonderful friend

1 week ago

Anonymous

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Joanna Gilbert

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Sarah, what a fab challenge

2 weeks ago

Phoebe+ Harry+ Dad

£85.00 + £21.25 Gift Aid

We are all so proud of you! ❤️

3 weeks ago

Gill Cross

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

What a fantastic thing to be doing, Sarah! Best of luck when you’re well enough to complete your challenges 🥰

3 weeks ago

Lisa Ellis

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago

Sue

£10.00

Brave lady xx

3 weeks ago

Damian & Avril

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Best of luck Sarah. We’re very proud of you!

1 month ago

Anonymous

£20.00

Good luck with your challenge

1 month ago

Anonymous

£10.00

You are so strong & brave! Wishing you all the luck with your challenges.

Sarah Muir is raising money for Revival - Wiltshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

3 challenges before I’m 50!

Event dates: 10th January 2022 – 6th February 2022


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My story

As some of you may be aware I am rapidly approaching the big 50 and after having the most emotionally challenging and distressing year I have decided to attempt three challenges.

These three challenges will firstly both physically and mentally challenged me but also hopefully raise awareness of a charity that has helped me turn my life around, from someone who felt a huge burden on their family and who attempted suicide twice last April and being very ill in hospital to someone who has been taught what repeated trauma can do to a child’s brain and how that affects everything I do, behave and react as an adult.

The reason behind these traumas was I was a victim of child sexual abuse.

I kept silent about this for many years due to the fear, shame and guilt. I eventually admitted to the events of my past and after a very traumatic trial I received justice in 2014.

Fast forward to 2021 where I eventually reached out to Revival-Wiltshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.

This amazing charity has brought me back from the brink and a victim to someone who is a survivor and is finally on the bumpy road to recovery.

In total I received six half-hour sessions of a safety and stabilisation course Then an intensive 24 week 1+hr sessions with a sexual violence specialist counsellor.

These two courses have given me the skills to deal with triggers, anxiety, fear, shame, trust issues and forgiveness issues.

I know that this is the only the start of my journey through a diagnosis of complex post-traumatic stress disorder which was caused by the events of my childhood.

These sessions cost between £60 and £100 each and I have received 30 of them but I haven’t had to pay for any of them. They are funded through grants and some government funding but to provide some of their work they rely on fundraising and throughout the pandemic this has been very difficult and the waiting list for these therapies has grown.

I would like your help through sponsorship and donations as I complete the following challenges to raise the much needed funds to help people like me receive the help and skills they desperately need and deserve to start their road to recovery too.

My plan is to complete over several days -

A swim in the sea on Boxing Day without a wet suit, for one minute for every degree of the water temperature and to swim as far as possible in that time.

A cycle ride from my home to Salisbury Cathedral which is a total of 25.2 miles.

Then finally a 10 mile cross country walk.

These are activities that I use to ground and calm myself when I get distressed and anxious so please consider donating any amount however small either by distance or by the individual challenge or by the completion of all three challenges.

Thank you for my close friends and family have been supporting me during my therapy journey but also to the wonderful people at Revival.

Thank you

Sarah Muir x

P.s please check out this charity’s website www.revival-wiltshirerasac.org.uk to what they do x


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My updates

3 days ago

Challenge no.2 day…..the 25 mile + cycle ride from Maiden Bradley to The iconic Salisbury Cathedral.

I’m leaving at around 10am and I shall be pedalling the back roads through the beautiful Wylye Valley then on into Salisbury and then through to the Catherdral.

Thank you again to all those of have already kindly donated and have raised so far, a massive £665.

It’s not too late to donate towards the Revival charity that has helped me so much during 2021 and has inspired me to raise the vital funds that will help others like myself in their time of need ❤️

Updates later 👍

1 week ago

Yesterday I completed the first of my 3 challenges..:.:the sea swim 🥶The water was a rather chilly 9 degrees and I managed to swim for 10 mins.🎉

Donations are now upto £665. Thank you so much.🥰

Hopefully I will completed the 25 mile cycle ride over the weekend.

Update soon 👍🥰

1 week ago

Ok …… today is the day!

This morning I’m ff bright and early and fully(ish) recovered to Studland to complete the first of my 3 Challenges - to swim in the sea without a wetsuit for 1 minute per degree of water temperature! 🥶The sea temperatures at the moment are around 10 degrees.

Please send me warm and positive vibes and prayers as I take the plunge and raise funds for Revival - Wiltshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre. 😘🙏

3 weeks ago

It’s with a very heavy heart to say that I have been unable to complete the first of my challenges today after spending most of Christmas Day in the RUH with an extremely high temp, a splitting headache, chest pain and a cough.

On a course of steroids and antibiotics now and I’ll try again next week hopefully.

Thanks again for your support

3 weeks ago

In 48 hrs I shall be braving the nippy waters off Branksome Chine near Poole to complete the first of my challenges to raise funds for a charity that has helped me immensely this past year - Revival.

If you haven’t already done so and like to help me raise the much needed funds to support survivors like myself then please click on the link below.

Thanks you to those already donated from the bottom of my heart ❤️

Sarah Muir is fundraising for

Revival - Wiltshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Charity number: 1102911

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