WHAT THEY SAY

I have known Sam since we were at high school and later on in life. She is one of the most honest, caring, truthful and considerate person I have come across.

I have supported Sam in her battle and I will continue to do so till justice is served. I would have no hesitation in allowing my own children to stay with Sam and for her to take care of them. I would trust her 101% .

She is one of God's special creatures. She has my full support in anyway I can.

I have known Sam since we were at high school and later on in life. She is one of the most honest, caring, truthful and considerate person I have come across....

D. Bowden

D. Bowden

We met when Sam's youngest started in the same class as my eldest. We soon got talking as the boys became best of friends.

 

Sam has always been warm and welcoming, empathetic and easy to talk to.

 

I feel that we only had a short time together before disaster struck and shattered her world. I hope so much that the boys will meet again.

We met when Sam's youngest started in the same class as my eldest. We soon got talking as the boys became best of friends...

H. Cowlan

H. Cowlan

Samantha bought a house off us and as soon as I met her and her family I knew she was a lovely person. I moved across the way from Sam and our boys played together.

 

Sam was so caring and patient and absolutely adored those two boys. I truly hope Sam's journey brings her back to the boys, in fact I know it will.

 

Sam is a very very special person whom I’m proud to be a friend of.

Samantha bought a house off us and as soon as I met her and her family I knew she was a lovely person. I moved across the way from Sam and our boys played together...

J. GaLLAGHEr

J. GaLLAGHEr

Samantha Baldwin is a wonderful person whom I am privileged to know. She is a friendly, strong and a credible woman who I trust and consider to be a friend of mine.

Samantha Baldwin is a wonderful person whom I am privileged to know...

s. finch

s. finch

My lovely friend Samantha Baldwin, has been a dear friend since we met at school at 6 years old. We are now 43. Sam was a quiet girl at school that never brought to much attention to herself. She was one of the more academic children at school and although she was very pretty she stayed away from boys and any sort of trouble. She was a very sweet studious girl and made the most of her time there.

 

Sam is the most unlikely person to ever cause harm, lie or cheat, she is a beautiful honest woman with strong Christian morals who loves her children and family dearly.

My lovely friend Samantha Baldwin, has been a dear friend since we met at school at 6 years old. We are now 43...

D. SANDERSON

D. SANDERSON

I first met Samantha at holistic events about 6-7 years ago and always found Sam to be a gentle, kind hearted lady who loved life. We also met up with our children for days out and once at our caravan in Conwy where we had a great fun day crabbing, eating fish and chips and playing in the caravan park. Sam also brought 'L' to me for reflexology to aid his wellbeing.

 

I can whole heartedly vouch for my friend's character not only as a beautiful caring friend but also as a wonderful, attentive mother.

I first met Samantha at holistic events about 6-7 years ago and always found Sam to be a gentle, kind hearted lady who loved life...

B. Crangle

B. Crangle

I first met Sam when our eldest sons L and D were in Reception Class in 2011. I immediately liked Sam as she was really friendly and warm. I admired how positive Sam always was and how devoted to her boys she was. The boys always came first to Sam and never once did she complain about having to do so much of the childcare on her own. She was always very upbeat. As the months went on, Sam and I spent lots of time going on day trips with the boys (I have 2 sons like Sam) and the boys all became best friends. We saw each other on average about twice a week and occasionally looked after each other's children. I had no hesitation in this and 100% trusted Sam with my boys.

I admired how Sam always ensure her boys ate so healthily and how their care and health was her top priority. I remember in particular an occasion when the boys had head-lice. Rather than apply chemicals to their hair, Sam painstakingly spent hours with a comb, removing the lice herself. She would not risk their health and always thought carefully about giving them Calpol even. I have no hesitation in saying that I looked up to Sam as a parent and that she was a great example. She made sure the boys had a variety of experiences- going on lots of outdoors nature trips, museums and holidays. They were and are completely loved and cherished. As a friend, I found I can always 100% rely on and trust Sam. She is open and warm and a truly genuine person. She always gives support and intelligent advice when I have needed it. I continue to have a close friendship with Sam and consider myself fortunate to call Sam my friend.

I first met Sam when our eldest sons L and D were in Reception Class in 2011. I immediately liked Sam as she was really friendly and warm. I admired how positive Sam always was and how devoted to her boys she was. The boys always came first to Sam and never once did she complain about having to do so much of the childcare on her own. She was always very upbeat. As the months went on, Sam and I spent lots of time going on day trips with the boys (I have 2 sons like Sam) and the boys all became best friends. We saw each other on average about twice a week and occasionally looked after each other's children. I had no hesitation in this and 100% trusted Sam with my boys...

H. NIELD

H. NIELD

Sam is tenacious and determined. She has a strong sense of justice and desire to protect the vulnerable. It has been an honour to get to know her. Her Christian values and faith form and shape her character and resolve to campaign for the rescue and protection of the exploited.  Sam has had more than her own share of struggles, but when others may have retreated for self-preservation, she has stood up to act for the good of others.

Sam is tenacious and determined. She has a strong sense of justice and desire to protect the vulnerable. It has been an honour to get to know her...

PASTOR MEACHEM

PASTOR MEACHEM

For over 25 years I have been the best of friends with Samantha and her younger sister Leonie, whom I first met when I was 12 years old.

Samantha has always been a kind, sensitive person. She is very much for all things natural including diet and spiritually has a very kind soul. I find it very difficult to contemplate what Sam and her family are going through right now.

 

There is no evidence to suggest that Samantha is guilty of anything other than protecting her sons. I know that the truth will prevail and the boys will be back in the arms of their loving mum and I hope that that the people unite and get behind Samantha and support her through this horrific ordeal.

 

Sending lots of love and thoughts everyday.

For over 25 years I have been the best of friends with Samantha and her younger sister Leonie, whom I first met when I was 12 years old.

Samantha has always been a kind, sensitive person...

S. CROWTHER

S. CROWTHER

I’ve known Sam for 11 years. She is the most kind hearted, genuine person I’ve ever met.

 

I can’t imagine her ever doing anything but good as naturally she is a giver. She is the best mother to her boys and it’s clear to see how much they adore her.

I’ve known Sam for 11 years. She is the most kind hearted, genuine person I’ve ever met...

Y. mohammed

Y. mohammed

I know Samantha Baldwin. Yet I have never met her. I know her pain very well. Yet I have never heard her voice. I understand and empathise with everything that she has endured, the incredulous realisation, the hope, the love, the strength and the power of this person. Yet I have never held her hand. In detail, I know and deeply respect her character. Yet she has never told me her story.

 

You see I run a national charity for women in her situation. When I saw the media reports I whispered on the wind “run, my friend. RUN”. I knew. I hear from women in Samantha’s situation daily. I know her. I know her better than you can imagine. Walk with her. She is a beautiful person for reasons that are too many to number here. Walk with her and believe her. She walks where few dare to tread and many do not survive. Her story is true and she is far from alone.

 

I walk with you SAMANTHA Baldwin. You are far from alone.

I know Samantha Baldwin. Yet I have never met her. I know her pain very well. Yet I have never heard her voice. I understand and empathise with everything that she has endured, the incredulous realisation, the hope, the love, the strength and the power of this person...

S. morris

S. morris

Samantha walked into our lives almost 25 years ago and took of our then 3 month old daughter. We were young and nervous parents but Sam walked in with confidence and love in her heart. She took care of my daughter for over 6 months (until her Au Pair Visa expired) and it was amazing. We never worried for her care as Samantha was kind and loving. And whenever Samantha walked into the room our daughters eyes lit up!

 

We have kept in touch with Samantha over the years. My husband spent time with her when visiting England and said she was amazing and hadn't changed at all - she was the same warm, smiling, and loving Sam. Although our contact has been scattered I love that when we get in touch it is just like we spoke yesterday. A very special quality of Samantha's - no grudges, no negativity - just pure joy and happiness!!

Samantha walked into our lives almost 25 years ago and took of our then 3 month old daughter. We were young and nervous parents but Sam walked in with confidence and love in her heart. She took care of my daughter for over 6 months (until her Au Pair Visa expired) and it was amazing. We never worried for her care as Samantha was kind and loving...

l. goldstein

l. goldstein

My name is C. Berry. I am a trauma specialist and psychotherapist in Manchester. I met Samantha and her mother around four years ago at a social event and have stayed in contact since. When I met Samantha I was struck by her softness and her obvious devotion to her boys. She is a gentle woman with a beautiful nature and positive outlook on life.

 

I soon after learned that Samantha had moved to Littleborough as she wanted a better life for her boys and that she was happy she had found them a place at the local Steiner School. Samantha is an articulate, compassionate lady.

My name is C. Berry. I am a trauma specialist and psychotherapist in Manchester. I met Samantha and her mother around four years ago at a social event and have stayed in contact since. When I met Samantha I was struck by her softness and her obvious devotion to her boys...

c. berry

c. berry

I first met Sam when I was 11 years old and we were both starting secondary school. I was an easy target for teasing, as was shy, a little bit overweight and wouldn't answer back to anyone. I'll never forget how nice Sam was to me, when very few other people were. In fact, Sam was nice to everyone. She was always so polite and gentle; the sort of person who would never harm or be unkind to anyone. I never once heard her raise her voice.

I'm so unbelievably proud to call Sam a friend - anyone would be proud to have Sam in their life. The world needs more Sam Baldwins!

I first met Sam when I was 11 years old and we were both starting secondary school. I was an easy target for teasing, as was shy, a little bit overweight and wouldn't answer back to anyone. I'll never forget how nice Sam was to me, when very few other people were...

K. marshall

K. marshall

Samantha had been a neighbour for around 2 years, looked after my children and is a lovely lady who I trust with my children. They miss her and the boys so much. We never heard a cross word coming from her.

 

She was a brilliant mum to them all I ever heard was laughter from their house.

Samantha had been a neighbour for around 2 years, looked after my children and is a lovely lady who I trust with my children...

k. beresford

k. beresford

Sam and I met when my Son was best friends with D at nursery. During the time we spent together when our kids would play, I always found Sam to be warm, open and very caring. She adores her boys and I always thought "She's a great mum doing such a good job as a single mum". Very devoted to her sons and always put their needs first, we had good fun, play dates at each others homes and walks in the woods.

 

I was horrified when she opened up about what had happened to her sons and I am full of admiration of her strength and determination to continue to protect her boys. I hope that she is re-united with them soon.

Sam and I met when my Son was best friends with D at nursery. During the time we spent together when our kids would play, I always found Sam to be warm, open and very caring...

v. alden

v. alden

I met Sam when our boys became friends at school. A little trio of friends who bonded over making up games and being silly together. From casual playground chat, it became clear Sam was kind, friendly, with a smile and a kind word for those around her.

As the boys became closer friends, we spent more time together. And as I learnt more about the battles facing this family I understood the strength and courage, kept up by love of her boys.

I met Sam when our boys became friends at school. A little trio of friends who bonded over making up games and being silly together. From casual playground chat, it became clear Sam was kind, friendly, with a smile and a kind word for those around her...

c. davies

c. davies

I've known Samantha for five years now, and first met her at an event where she'd brought her two boys. I was immediately struck by their energy as a group, and what a wonderful mother she was. The second time was at her home, and once again, the sense of love in that home was beautiful.

 

A wonderful mother, devoted to her two boys.

I've known Samantha for five years now, and first met her at an event where she'd brought her two boys. I was immediately struck by their energy as a group, and what a wonderful mother she was...

j. davies

j. davies

Sam is first and foremost a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend.  Fights with dignity and courage for her beliefs and Christian faith and has the personal gifts and strength of character to prove herself a great champion in seeking righteous justice for herself and others.

Sam is first and foremost a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend... 

j. meakin

j. meakin

I met Sam when she brought L along to a local home educating group. The thing that struck me most about her was her patience and motherly love towards L. He was obviously nervous and stuck to her side. They became regulars and I saw them each week and then more frequently. Sam never once got irritated by L's needs and remained calm and reassuring the while time. This alone was enough to make me like her but as I got to know her better my admiration for Sam only increased. L's confidence soared and became a relaxed, happy and engaged child. This was totally down to Sam's influence and unwavering love. I was blissfully unaware of the horrid circumstances that Sam was facing and would never have guessed because she conducted herself with such grace and always had a smile and never said a bad word about anyone. We had a good time together watching over the boys doing activities or playing, we even had a good laugh at our inability to get tap dance moves.

Sam, I feel honoured to know you and call you a friend. You are an amazing person; so strong. You don't bear grudges and rise above circumstance. You are inspirational.

I met Sam when she brought L along to a local home educating group. The thing that struck me most about her was her patience and motherly love towards L. He was obviously nervous and stuck to her side...

b. singer

b. singer

I've known Sam for 17 years, as a work colleague then as a close friend shortly afterwards. She was a professional, hard working, supportive & conscientious work colleague and is an honest, loving, loyal and compassionate friend and mother.

I've known Sam for 17 years, as a work colleague then as a close friend shortly afterwards.

anon

anon

anon

I started my journey home educating my son in January 2014 and shortly afterwards we met Samantha and her two sons. We first met at a home education sports session in Rochdale. I remember talking to her straight away. Each session we talked some more and quickly became quite close.

I remember her oldest son seemed quite nervous, hyperactive and fidgety. I wondered if he had ADHD, it was just his natural character or was it just because he was new to the Home Ed scene and perhaps had a bad schooling experience.

Over the weeks and months I saw her oldest sons character quickly blossom. He gradually became more confident, outgoing and relaxed. Samantha at this point had full custody of her son and the more I saw of the boys the more they changed for the better.

From the numerous times I met with Sam and her two boys I could see what an attentive, loving protective mother she was of her boys.

The boys were very content in her company and you could see the bond between them was super strong and that the boys felt sercure and safe within their mothers company. Every time I was in Samantha's company I could see that she totally doted on her sons and that absolutely nothing would come before them.

I started my journey home educating my son in January 2014 and shortly afterwards we met Samantha and her two sons. We first met at a home education sports session in Rochdale. I remember talking to her straight away. Each session we talked some more and quickly became quite close.

n. dolan

n. dolan