Anti Slavery Day
In the UK alone, an estimated 1 in every 700 people are trapped in modern slavery, and the effects of COVID-19 are worsening an already critical situation. As part of our 2020 partnership with The Sophie Hayes Foundation, CEO Red Godfrey-Sagoo tells us why this is a cause that needs your support - promoting freedom for everyone, everywhere, always.
It is our belief that everyone should live in liberty. We are determined to help people find and sustain liberation by supporting them on a new life path through education, counselling and mentoring.
We looked at causes within our local community to ensure our efforts have a significant effect on individuals and independent programmes that are close to our heart. For 2020 we are happy to be working with two small charities, where our collective support will really make a difference.
The first is 1000 Women, an important initiative to carry those women freed from slavery in the UK through to the next stage of their lives. Each programme is tailored to the individual case, led by The Sophie Hayes Foundation it only costs £1000 to empower one woman though to a life of Liberty.
The second is House of St Barnabas, a private members club in Soho whose employment academy aims to break the cycle of homelessness by making a lasting profession a reality.
Furthermore, Liberty are delighted to be working with Stonewall through its Diversity Champions programme, which supports to embed LGBT inclusivity across our organisation.
"We know that people perform better at work when they can be themselves, and that organisations like Liberty can be an important ally in the fight for equality for everyone"
Our staff, friends and customers will be a vital part of many fundraising activities and volunteering opportunities throughout the year which we will share with you as we progress.