Stories from Torture Survivors
Joe was tortured for political activities. He has chronic pain and stays at home most of the time not able to move. However we have paid for him to go to his local pool to get him moving again and renew his past enjoyment of swimming.
“It’s beneficial for my health going swimming and the gym has eased my shoulder pain”. from Nava
“Being able to go to the sports centre has made a big difference to me- especially the swimming pool and spa. Both of these allow me to gently exercise my legs and arms which helps with the pain and rebuilding strength in my muscles” from RF
Freedom From Torture and STAF (Survivors of Torture Activity Fund) are extraordinary organisations which helped me and my family a lot when my life was extremely hard to handle. I will always be thankful to them for bringing us back to a sense of self.
I want to thank the STAF fundraisers for their precious time and hard work making every penny raised go to supporting the service offered.
Participating in leisure activities such as gym and swimming has helped a lot for us to recover from physical pain and to maintain good mental health. Without the efforts of STAF this would not have been possible.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the STAF team who support us in these activities.I really appreciate their hard work and wish them all the best.