Gary was viciously attacked by a man wielding a spade after he intervened to stop the man pushing a woman around outside his home. His injuries were life-threatening and he required plastic surgery. He contemplated taking his own life and now suffers from complex post-traumatic stress disorder but Gary and his wife – who witnessed the horrific attack – received such fantastic help from Victim Support they now feel they can move forward with their lives.

I am not a victim anymore because I’ve been given back my pride and quality of life from people like Victim Support who really know me. Our family will never be able to say ‘thank you’ enough. They restored my feeling of worth which I thought had gone. People need to know that they can turn to Victim Support when the going gets horrendous.