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LUCKY $10

Supporting Victoria Police Legacy Scheme (Inc)

Victoria Police Legacy Scheme (Inc)

Victoria Police Legacy

There is no script in life.  Valentine’s Day – is one night I will always remember!

30 years ago today my life pivoted when I got into a taxi in a Bendigo Street and gave an address to where I wanted to go.  However when near the address destination the driver took a different course. I asked where he was going.  I was met with silence but not for long.  Realising I was in serious trouble, my fear increased to one point where I attempted to grab hold of the steering wheel and then made several attempts to alight from the taxi, but stopped when he promised to take me back.

But he didn’t take me back. By this time I was in the state forest, a point well beyond residential areas. I realised I wasn’t going to make it home. Where it ended rested on my decision to save myself by jumping out of the moving taxi at high speed.  I was seriously hurt but alive.

One piece of evidence, a $10 note lost on impact helped police pin the crime scene and verify my account.  My 'Lucky $10.'  Police investigated, charged, prosecuted and secured a conviction.

After qualifying as a teacher I decided to join Victoria Police.  From that point on, my personal and professional career has been, let’s say, diverse. But the experience I had at just 18 years of age changed me forever. I still suffer from the injuries sustained that night but I now carry something else - hope, a deep understanding of self-worth and resilience.

I have been thinking of a way to positively commemorate my survivor day.  I have chosen to personally donate $3,000 to raise awareness for victims of crime and in doing so donate it to Victoria Police Legacy, an organisation that supports police legatees who have lost a loved one.

Please join me by donating a 'Lucky $10' and help others find hope, resilience and recovery.

Stay safe,

Jacinta

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Donations Received

Logo Photo Jen Whitehouse
$20
Logo Photo Frank Colley
You are an amazing woman Jacinta
$102
Logo Photo Paul O'Connor
Great work Jacinta!
$20
Logo Photo Brendan Sowry
$102
Logo Photo Lynda Bowman
$10
Logo Photo Anonymous
$10
Logo Photo Lucy H
$30
Logo Photo Samantha Logan
Thank you for sharing your story with us.
$20
Logo Photo Jo & Wayne McLean
$102
Logo Photo Anonymous
$51
Logo Photo Lyn Jou
An amazing and lucky story Thank you for sharing
$20
Logo Photo Anonymous
$10
Logo Photo Narelle Fraser
Thank you from the silent victims......
$10
Logo Photo Anonymous
$102
Logo Photo Shavawn Donoghue
$10
Logo Photo Andrew Dundon
$20
Logo Photo Zara Durnan
$10
Logo Photo Tracey Hind
The courageous Ms. Thomson :-) Cheers to you.
$20
Logo Photo Ellen Hanson
What a courageous story.
$51
Logo Photo Matt Downey
$10

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