After suffering years of sexual abuse, Gillian is using her experiences to help other victims
IT was her own damaged childhood that made Gillian Finch establish the CIS’ters charity.
As a child, Gillian loved school and to most people she would have seemed like any other pre-teen.
However, she was carrying a secret that would later lead to a series of breakdowns and suicide attempts.
Her father had been physically, emotional and sexually abusing her for years.
“My father was a bully. He was a domestically, verbally and emotionally abusive alcoholic.
“But to the outside world, he was a very charismatic, believable upstanding member of the community,” said Gillian, whose father was an inspector in the Ministry of Defence.
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