Posts Categorized: support activities

New Funding

  The Allen Lane foundation  – We’re so grateful to Allen Lane foundation for this funding in the amount of £5976.00.  This enables us to keep supporting parents, which in turn allows their children, affected by sexual abuse to be as well supported as possible.  Vital for recovery from trauma and abuse. Alice Cooper Dean… Read more »

Vote for Acts Fast in the AVIVA Community Fund

Please vote for us to be able to help support more parents and families whose life has been devastated by child sexual abuse. Please click on the below link to place your 10 votes for Acts Fast Dorset. https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-4946 Your time in placing the votes means a lot, to the families suffering. Thank you.

This ‘Wall of Silence’ is highlighting the impact of child abuse on survivors – and they want you to see it

“The Mayoress and I were so moved by the Wall of Silence, we were also very impressed by the courage of the survivors that attended, and their willingness to share their experience. One lady even asked the Mayoress if she needed to talk about what we had seen, and if we did she was willing… Read more »

Robert Montagu becomes Patron for Acts Fast.

Robert Montagu becomes Patron for Acts Fast. Acts Fast, a Bournemouth-based charity providing support for victims of child sexual abuse, and their (non-abusive) family, is proud to announce a new Patron. Robert Montagu is a highly respected psychotherapist, based near Weymouth. Having been an importer of wines, pottery and ceramics for 25 years, Robert retrained… Read more »

EVENT RAISED £450 FOR DORSET CHARITIES

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS EVENT RAISES £450 FOR DORSET CHARITIES – Young People – Dorset East A highly successful event at St Aldhem’s Academy earlier in March, saw local singer-songwriter Stacey Leighann perform her new single ‘House of Cards’ as part of a series of talks and musical acts, raising awareness about child sexual abuse… Read more »

Singers new single raises child sexual abuse.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Dorset Mind, Acts Fast, and AM StudiosFebruary 22nd 2016 For immediate release NEW SINGLE FROM DORSET SINGER RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT IMPACT OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE For decades, even talking about child sexual abuse has been a taboo topic. It is now becoming more acceptable to speak openly, perhaps a reflection of the need… Read more »

A survivor of child abuse, scarred but able to move on

PAUL Scates describes himself as a survivor now but remembers vividly the first time he was abused by a trusted family friend. At just eight years old, he recalls waking one night and being “frozen” while the man subjected him to the first of many acts of sexual abuse. “Eventually, when the individual left my… Read more »

Thank you for your support!

A huge thank you to Kirstin McCormack for doing the Speed of Light 5K run in Bournemouth on 3rd October and for raising an amazing £187 much needed funds for us to help continue our work. Also our thanks go to the CEGA Group for choosing our charity to donate funds on their ‘dress down… Read more »

Donation helps Acts Fast

A BOURNEMOUTH charity which helps victims of child sexual abuse has benefited from a £1,500 donation towards its essential support services. Acts Fast received the funds from Bournemouth Children and Families Trust (B-CHFT) ahead of World Mental Health Day on Saturday, October 10. Dr Andrew Mayers, a psychologist at Bournemouth University and Chair of Trustees… Read more »