All Stories from England

Mary Foley (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 2005 Mary Foley’s 15-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was murdered during a birthday party in East London. In February 2006, 18-year-old Beatriz Martins-Paes was jailed for life for the unprovoked attack. A year later, Mary received a letter from Beatriz. It was in the early hours of Sunday morning that the police… more

Rosalyn Boyce (England)

Photography by Brian Moody Some years ago, Rosalyn Boyce’s life catapulted into a downward spiral when she was raped by a man who broke into her Surrey home. In 2014 she met her attacker in prison and offered him her forgiveness. He broke into my house and found me reading in bed while my two-year-old… more

Julie Chimes (England)

In 1986 Julie Chimes agreed to let an emotionally distressed acquaintance wait in her cottage until her busy doctor boyfriend was able to make the time to get home in order to assess his patient. No one, not even the woman’s psychiatrist or family, knew that she had recently taken herself off all medication for… more

Jayne Stewart (England)

Jayne and her brother were sexually abused by their father for many years. He denies that the abuse ever happened. As an adult, Jayne cut off all contact with her father, but in 1998 she decided to get back in touch with him and has continued to dialogue despite irreconcilable differences. Tragically, in 1999, Jayne’s… more

Richard McCann (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1975, one week before his sixth birthday, Richard McCann’s mother became the first victim of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper. As a result Richard’s life went into a downward spiral and it wasn’t until many years later that he was able to use his experience to create a lasting and… more

Gill Hicks (England)

Photo by Brian Moody On 7th July 2005, 52 people died and many were severely injured and maimed, by suicide bombers attacking London’s transport system. On a Piccadilly line underground train between Kings Cross and Russell Square stations, Australian-born Gill Hicks miraculously survived but lost both her legs due to the explosion. Gill’s memoir, One… more

Simon Wilson (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1992, Simon Wilson, was the victim of a hit and run car crash in rural Norfolk which left him chronically disabled. The driver was never caught but Simon’s experience led him to train for ordained ministry. He is a Public Preacher and co-ordinates RoadPeace in East Anglia – a national… more

Sue Hanisch (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1991 Sue Hanisch was caught up in an IRA bombing at Victoria Station, London, England. It was the first bombing on the mainland for several years, which tried to bring attention to the IRA as the 1st Gulf war was beginning. 40 people were injured that day and Sue lost… more

Richard Levy (England)

Richard Levy was travelling in carriage number one on the Piccadilly Line on July 7th 2005 when Germaine Lindsay – a young convert to Islam blew himself up, killing himself and 26 passengers. Richard who lives in London and works in Marketing was badly burnt and received multiple injuries to his chest, side, feet and… more

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