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Total raised so far

382%

£765.00 of £200 target +£62.50 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

8 months ago

Catherine Cogan

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

You are amazing and a wonderful friend

8 months ago

Anonymous

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

9 months ago

Joanna Gilbert

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Sarah, what a fab challenge

9 months ago

Phoebe+ Harry+ Dad

£85.00 + £21.25 Gift Aid

We are all so proud of you! ❤️

9 months 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 🥰

9 months ago

Lisa Ellis

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

9 months ago

Sue

£10.00

Brave lady xx

9 months ago

Damian & Avril

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

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

9 months ago

Anonymous

£20.00

Good luck with your challenge

9 months 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 – 27th February 2022

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

7 months ago

I’VE DONE IT!!!

thank you to everyone for supporting me in fundraising for this very important charity.

🥰🥰❤️

7 months ago

Morning Walk

16.2km distance
5:57:13 time
16:20min/km speed

7 months ago

Completing the last of my challenges today with a 10 mile walk along the beach from Studland to just past Bournemouth pier and back to Studland again.

8 months ago

Update…..

Challenge no2 completed!!

26.47 miles in total.

Hit a metaphorical brick wall at mile 25 due to hip pain but thanks to Annie Williams and the power of prayer I arrived at Salisbury Cathedral after 2 hrs and 53 mins!

I’m frozen to the core and tired but so pleased that I managed it . 🥰

8 months 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 👍

Sarah Muir is fundraising for

Revival - Wiltshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Charity number: 1102911

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