NAPAC in the national press 09/11/2003
March and rally against child sexual abuse 18/10/2003
Survivors' book published 25/09/03
New NAPAC campaign launched 17/09/2003
- Article in the Telegraph about NAPAC's campaign.
- Article in the Daily Record about the NAPAC infoline.
Fantastic fundraisers! 04/09/2003
Substantial donation granted to NAPAC 01/09/2003
NAPAC was featured in Deidre Sanders' advice column.Click here to read more.
Lots of supporters, survivors and friends and family attended the march starting at Hyde Park and ending with a rally at Trafalgar Square. Thank you all to those who attended, and we hope to see you again next year.
NAPAC member Jo Evans has had her book "An Invisible Child" published. It tells the shocking true story of a little girl who was betrayed and abused by someone she should have been able to trust.
"Absolute terror is the first recollection I have of telling my friend what had happened. I had been threatened so many times about the consequences."
In 1975, at the age of 10, Jo Evans' headmaster, who was also a family friend, began to abuse her sexually. When she eventually told of her abuse her parents chose not to take the matter seriously, and kept up friendly contact with her abuser.
Years later, after seeing her headmaster on TV, Jo made the agonising decision to go to the police with her story, and the ensuing publicity brought forth many other victims. Jo makes a stinging attack on the English justice system as she describes their groundbreaking battle through the courts.
This book is a testament to the strength and courage of a woman who refused to be controlled by her past or ignored by the judicial system.
Jo Evans was born in Kent in 1965, the youngest of four children. After leaving school Jo worked in London and as a nanny and went to America to work in a children's summer camp, before marrying and settling in West Sussex. She is school governor and full time mother of three children of her own.
ISBN: 1 85776 717 9
Published by The Book Guild.
Anthony Worrall Thompson has launched a campaign, which has been featured in the press and on numerous radio stations, to raise £500,000 for NAPACs information line over the next 3 years.
A group of 7 women who work at the British Embassy in The Hague raised almost £2,000 whilst taking part in the world famous, gruelling "Nijmegen Marches" which is a large event that takes place every year in the East of Holland over 4 days. It started out in the early 1900s as a military exercise which over the years has evolved into the largest organised walk in the world. The group walked a remarkable distance- 5 of the group walked 40 km a day, and 2 of the group walked 30 km a day.
Over the summer, the Body Shop Foundation donated £20,000 to NAPAC, with another £10,000 pledged for 2004. The Body Shop Foundation was established by the company in 1990 as a means of gathering together funds and monies raised by directors, employees, national and international franchisees and friends of The Body Shop in order to allocate these to social, human and environmental welfare issues. Today, it is a grant-making foundation working in the fields of human and civil rights, animal and environmental protection.
Recently, Peter Saunders took part in the making of a fundraising video for the Foundation which was shown to hundreds of the Body Shop Foundation personnel. We would like to extend our thanks to the Body Shop Foundation for helping us to continue our work.