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/ 29 April 2019

Modern Day Slavery – our efforts still continue

Hidden in plain sight, Modern Day Slavery

As the formal part of this year’s Lent Appeal draws to a close, sincerest thanks to all parishes and individuals who have already made a donation to the Appeal. Please remember to send your parish donations in as soon as possible either by cheque (made out to LONDON DIOCESAN FUND with Lent 2019 noted on the back) or bank transfer.

Individual donations can be made online at https://www.give.net/lent19

As we progress further into 2019, Bishop Sarah is urging us not to forget that Modern Day Slavery is still a hugely prevalent issue. The Home Office estimates there are more than 10,000 victims of human slavery in the UK alone.

In London, as elsewhere, there is no ‘typical’ victim. Modern Day Slavery affects people of any age, race or gender. Anyone can be targeted.

To maintain a continued awareness of Modern Day Slavery, the Lent Appeal page on the Diocesan website will be overhauled so that those who wish to remain working towards the abolition of MDS can draw on the variety of resources available from one dedicated site. The stories of our 5 partner charities, listed below, along with case studies, will also be available for parishes to draw upon should they wish.

Ella’s Home Working with women in London trafficked for Sexual Exploitation

Kalayaan Supporting migrant domestic workers in London who have been subjected to forced labour or have been trafficked to the UK for domestic servitude

Love 146 Supporting young people in London who have been (or may be at risk of being) trafficked

Rise Project of The Children’s Society Support for boys and young men aged 11-17 in London who have been trafficked.

Tamar Working with women in Westminster trafficked for Sexual Exploitation

More information about our delivery partner, Capital Mass, and the work they are doing to help parishes combat MDS will also be available.

About Carol Ward

Carol Ward is the Parish Fundraising Manager for the Diocese of London, and has a wealth of experience across many sectors for parishes to call on. She is married to Andy. Together, they have three children, two grandchildren, and a dog called Jack.

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