IT is staggering the amount Jean Marie Ryan has raised for Oxford Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre after taking a picture of her battered face and posting it online.

Her courage and willingness to make herself the poster child for violence against women has made a tangible difference to a fine charity.

So far Jean Marie has raised enough to run the centre’s helpline for six months.

What happened to her was terrible, but she can be justifiably proud of what she has achieved out of pain and adversity.