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‘Lest We Forget – Stories of Survival and Hope’ is an eight-part radio programme described by creator Mike Gourley as ‘disabled storytellers sharing their experiences of state and faith-based care’.

‘Lest We Forget – Stories of Survival and Hope’ is an eight-part radio programme in which Gourley creates space for stories that need to be told. Gourley also speaks with academics, disability advocates, and the parents of a disabled person who was taken into care.

The last two episodes feature Sir Robert Martin’s powerful statement of evidence to The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care.

Mike Gourley has a long history of radio broadcasting and disability advocacy, receiving the Queen’s Service Medal for services to people with disabilities in 2010. You can also hear him on the Wellington Access Radio programme ‘No Labels’, with co-host Thomas Bryan.

‘Lest We Forget – Stories of Survival and Hope’ begins on February 7 on Wellington Access Radio and will air between 6-7pm. You can listen by tuning into to 106.1.FM or stream via www.accessradio.org.nz

‘Lest We Forget – Stories of Survival and Hope’ is supported by The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care.

This series discusses abuse in state and faith-based care. Listener discretion is advised.

If any content in this series has raised difficult emotional issues for you, and you would like to talk to a support person, a list of some of the telephone helplines or services that offer support, information and help can be found at the link below. All services are free.

Click here for Support Services.