Modern Slavery Events


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

Modern Slavery Event in Nantwich Town Centre

Saturday 14 October saw Nantwich and District’s most ambitious Modern Slavery event in 6 years, an event which truly involved the whole club, from preparations by the knit and natter group to individual contributions ahead as well as on the day.  The purpleness on display was terrific!!!  The weather was good to us so we had many visitors to our purple display stand outside and to the coffee morning in St Mary’s Church Hall.  All the members there said how easy the Nantwich people were to engage on the subject of modern day slavery.

We also found that more people were aware of Modern Slavery but had not realised it was so local. A huge plus was that more people had heard of Soroptimists!

The Tombola, coffee morning and jewellery sale were well received. The three mayors from Nantwich, Crewe and East Cheshire attended as well as our new MP Laura Smith. They all were impressed with our event and our MP said she would like to become more involved with our club!

The event was really Nantwich & District Soroptimists at their best. Total profit for the event was £321.19 which was donated to support the crucial work of the Salvation Army to assist people rescued from modern slavery in our region. – a brilliant result!