Jim Goddard runs to raise funds for care leavers in Jersey 10/09/09
Beat re-launching their online recovery club in September 04/09/09
- Beat Press Release - Young People (Word Document 79KB)
- Beat Press Release - Professionals (Word Document 78KB)
The Commission to inquire into child abuse
The Baptist Times - Article
Jonny Hall - Biking around the World
Musicians supporting NAPAC
Author supporting NAPAC
Appreciating NAPAC's volunteers
Jim Goddard (Secretary of the Care Leavers' Association) is running in the Jersey marathon on Sunday 27th September. He is doing so with the two sons of one of the victims of abuse in the Jersey children's home at the centre of the investigation (Haut de la Garenne). If you want to support them, you can do so through their JustGiving website which is very secure and easy to use: www.justgiving.com/JCLAmarathon/
The leading UK charity for people with eating disorders are re-launching their online recovery club. For more information, download:
Visit www.childabusecommission.ie to view the report.
One of NAPAC's supporters, Julian Whiting, had a letter published in The Baptist Times last week. Download the article: The Baptist Times - June 4 (pdf 582KB)
It is with great pleasure that we announce that one of our supporters, Morven Fyfe, has just published her first book "Survivors' Stories". For more information on this book please click on the image and visit the Survivors' Stories website.
Jane Victoria is a survivor of child abuse who has recorded an opera CD and is generously making a donation of £2 in aid of NAPAC on each sale. For more information please click here.
The Inspire book tells twelve stories about twelve people from the United Kingdom. Through a series of face-to-face interviews, the author Oliver Chittenden, gives an insight into the minds of these remarkable people, alongside specially commissioned portraits by the photographer Sam Pelly. Oliver Chittenden is generously going to donate £10 to NAPAC for every book sold via the NAPAC website - so if you visit the website below and decided to buy the book please mention that you heard about the book through NAPAC.
Go to www.theinspirebook.com to visit the Inspire website.
NAPAC Supporter Jonny Hall is taking on the challenge of travelling around the world on a motor bike. For more information visit his website: www.earthtrek.co.uk.
His exciting journey is being recorded in his online journal. Please show him your support by sponsoring him as he raises money for NAPAC: www.justgiving.com/jonnyearthtrek
Three of the members are already helping NAPAC in different ways and now the whole band would like to help raise money for the charity by donating £2.00 for every £8.99 CD/DVD package sold through the NAPAC website.
They have chosen ten of their favourite tracks including two songs for survivors called "Mariana" and "Freedom" plus a special bonus track! The accompanying DVD contains the director's cut of the promo single 'I Hate Reality TV', a photo gallery showing the fun they had making it, and the full "band only white room edit" £8.99 is a bargain price for a proper CD and DVD in its case with a beautifully presented booklet containing the song lyrics.
Listen to samples of the album on their website now www.secretmissionband.com.
After ordering please forward your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org to enable the donation to be made.
Please support Secret Mission as they support us.
Alix Chapel, supporter of NAPAC, has had her first book published about her experience of being married to a survivor of childhood abuse.
Alix Chapel has also compiled a CD which is the very first CD where 100% of the profits will come to NAPAC.
At the start of each chapter of her book, Alix Chapel quotes the lyrics of a song that has meant something to her and these are the songs on the CD.
One of the unique qualities of "NAPAC Un-muted" is that not all of the songs are by mainstream artists. Several of them are written by survivors or supporters of survivors. For the full track list click here.
To purchase your copy of the CD, send your postal address and a cheque for £12 payable to NAPAC (this includes postage & packaging) to the following address:
NAPAC Un-muted CD
P O Box 63632
Alternatively you can pay online:
This year has been a year of growth for NAPAC – we currently have 35 Volunteers and are hoping to recruit a further 30 over the next 3 years. This is in response to the number of calls we are receiving: an average of 800-1000 a week.
Once we have a Volunteer on board we recognise the importance of training, nurturing and appreciating them as they are the service that we offer.
Furthermore, it is NAPAC's responsibility to ensure a quality service. This involves improving and developing the Support Line, working towards its aims and objectives, ensuring that we are meeting the needs of all those who call the line.
To support the Volunteers in their role, NAPAC offers a training programme designed to develop their skills.
On 6th December we held our Christmas party for Volunteers. It was a wonderful opportunity to say a big "Thank you" to all of them. They were each presented with a Certificate of Appreciation signed by one of our patrons, Antony Worrall Thompson. A big thank you goes to Simon Hughes (our local MP) who kindly gave up part of his Saturday evening to present these certificates with our Chair of Trustees (Jon Bird). It was also a delight to have World Record holder, Oliver Dudley, sharing his experience of rowing across the Atlantic whilst raising money for NAPAC.
We would also like to extend our huge gratitude to The Body Shop, The London Eye and Jacqueline Gold who all generously donated gifts to help us further appreciate our Volunteers.
"We don't pay our volunteers - not because they are worthless but because they are priceless."