Jim’ll Fix It – But At What Cost?

Published October 13, 2012 by mandzmagee

I’ve started and restarted this blog a hundred times over the past week and I still don’t know what all I want to say – So here’s my ramblings on the subject!

 

Sir Jimmy Savile OBE KCSG born October 1926, once looked upon as a selfless fundraiser for charity, a brilliant DJ and Music TV presenter, a man who brought children’s dreams to life between 1975 and 1994 with his television program “Jim’ll Fix It”.  Over the years he’s also been affiliated with many hospitals across England in one way or another.  He died in October 2011.

This man (I use the term very loosely) as I said has been fundraising, awareness raising and supporting a number of different charities and awareness raising campaigns.  However behind all the hype infront of the screens a very different story was being played out away from the camera’s which the fool genuinely believed would never come to light.

For a man who claimed to state “I hate children”, I’ve never actually understood why he was put into the position of giving to children and young people the chance of actually carrying out the one thing they wanted to do in their dreams.  Wasn’t Terry Wogan or Noel Edmonds avaliable?

As far as I can make out there wasn’t any complaints raised about Savile’s conduct towards young people and vulnerable people until the early 00’s.  However these complaints dated back to the 70’s.  The news report that I watched last reported that there was at least 40 cases of sexual abuse being investigated.

It makes me wonder how the man has gotten away with so much over such a massive timespan.  Wasn’t there anything before the victims came forth that indicated that there was something strange about the man, the way the victims were acting around him, about the speak of his name around them?

The feelings, nightmares and lives that the people involved have had to endure from that date until now will still never ever leave them until their dying day.  I can’t help but hope they realise that because they’ve made a stand, came forwards named the monster and told their stories, Each and everyone one is a survivor of what they endured, and they’re no longer victims of something that’s been brushed over and hidden because of the person who has caused it!

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