A charity for childhood sexual abuse victims and survivors is going from strength to strength with the launch of a new base in Mansfield.
Thanks to the courage of three women, founders Jacqui Lewis, Ezzie Bainbridge and Hannah Harris, initially set the charity up as a self help group in 1998, following their individual battles with childhood sexual abuse.
Almost 16 years later and S.H.E UK (Supporting, Healing and Educating) has exploded from three women meeting over coffee to more than 500 members.
Celebrating its expansion from Newark to Mansfield with the launch of its fifth base in Nottinghamshire on 3rd May, chief executive Nicci Robinson now wants to reach out to more members than ever.
Nicci said: “We are really excited to open our doors to members this weekend.
“We have been busy making refurbishments and are really excited for the potential of the building.”
Members of the public are invited to attend the opening on 3rd May from 10am until 1pm at the Byron Street building.
There will be food, drinks and a raffle.
For more information or to contact the charity visit www.she-uk.org.uk
See next week’s paper for a full feature on the charity’s work.