Modern Slavery Events


Modern Slavery Event in Nantwich Town Centre : Saturday 13 October

13 October 2018: Purple Teardrop Day

An Awareness Raising Event was held in Nantwich for Modern Day Anti-Slavery on Saturday 13th October by Nantwich & District Soroptimists. This is the 6th year the group has been holding an event. We were support by our Mayor David Marren. Paul Miller from Libre Solutions also attended. After talking with our President Mrs Nancy Lowe, they thanked us for our work. We held a coffee morning and had a tombola where all the prizes were wrapped in tissue paper so the prize was hidden, as Modern Slavery is a hidden problem.

The event took place as part of the wider Purple Teardrop Campaign aimed at raising awareness of Modern Day Slavery. The Purple Teardrop Campaign is a Soroptimist International initiative: please see http://www.purpleteardrop.org.uk for further information. The local campaign is supported by lawyers Hall Smith Whittingham who can help victims of modern slavery and human trafficking make claims for compensation. Legal aid is available for anyone on certain benefits or a low income. Phone 01270610300 or email eappleyard@hswsolicitors.co.uk for further information.
The poster below is now being widely distributed throughout Crewe and Nantwich to raise awareness of Modern Slavery and publicise the help line numbers.
Paul Miller said, “Crewe is a hot bed for modern Slavery Abuse”.
   

 

Is there Modern Slavery in Cheshire?

On Monday 25th September in Nantwich Civic Hall, #Soroptimists Nantwich held a Modern Slavery Event with a FREE showing of the film “SOLD” 

This was really successful and well attended by many Organisations in Cheshire

The film told the life story of a girl from Nepal who is sold into the sex trade.

Following the film there were excellent presentations and open discussions with the “Slavery in Cheshire Panel” including:

  • Representatives from Cheshire Anti-Slavery Network,
  • Cheshire Police Slavery Unit, 
  • The Salvation Army

There was no charge for the evening but donations collected will go to help those suffering from slavery in Nepal and Cheshire

Thank you to all who came