Anti-Slavery day Freedom Wall


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In 1833 SLAVERY was abolished throughout the British Empire. But  today there are an estimated 10 000 people in the UK living inconditions of slavery, and 30 million world-wide

 Saturday 18th October was Anti-Slavery day, and Soroptimist International Nottingham marked the day with an awareness raising event in Arnold. Members of the public were given copies of an awareness raising quiz and a leaflet ‘How to spot the signs of modern slavery’.  They were asked to show their support by signing the Freedom Wall.

The event was attended by Vernon Coaker MP, the MP for Gedling and by the Mayor of Gedling, Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth and her consort.  Vernon Coaker has been a strong supporter of the Freedom Wall events since 2010 and Councillor Hollingsworth showed a keen interest in the event and in the aims of Soroptimism.