A moMENtum event is taking place on Saturday 19th
May in the afternoon for 3 hours or so, at a venue in Exeter possibly at the University.
A flyer will follow, but time is getting on. So this is just to let you know in advance, if of
interest and you want to leave a space in your diary.
Patrick Sandford will be performing his play GROOMED which was shortlisted for best
performance outside of West End.
Dr Matthew McVarish will be screening his excellent TED talk "you actually can" and will
be there for a Q&A afterwards.
He walked 10,000 miles, to every EU capital; Matthew became the first male survivor of
childhood sexual abuse to speak out publicly in many countries, broadcast on TV, Radio and
newspapers in thirty languages, during his award-winning project the “Road to Change”.
Encouraging various Governments and Parliaments to begin the discussion of abolishing their
Statute of Limitations on victims reporting sexual crimes, Matthew was invited to speak at
the United Nations and a personal audience with Pope Francis. Upon completing his walk, he
returned to Strasbourg where he addressed the Council of Europe to encourage this crucial
reform across all 47 European nations.
John from moMENtum will give a personal reflection on the impact of childhood sexual
abuse, trauma, healing, cake and why survivors need to meet other survivors.
And more for a welcoming afternoon, of hope and strength for all with moMENtum.
moMENtum is a support group for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse based in Exeter
and Barnstaple. However this event is open to all and we welcome professionals, nonoffending family members and friends.
view their leaflet here
Cost to be confirmed, but we will not let this be a barrier to anyone attending.
Do let others know.
John and Russel moMENtum