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Bromsgrove charity working with survivors of modern slavery to host 500-mile fundraising event

Harry Leach 14th Oct, 2018

A BROMSGROVE charity which works nationally hosting a scheme for survivors of modern slavery is holding a fund-raising event.

Participants will walk, run, cycle and swim towards a 500-mile target at Altered Images from midday next Saturday, October 20.

Hope at Home estimates there are 136,000 people trapped in the UK in slavery, including Bromsgrove, and many are vulnerable after they are rescued.

The organisation trains hosts and makes safe placements nationwide to provide stability for the survivors.

Jared Hodgson, the charity’s chief executive, said: “We are the first and only charity in the UK providing this for survivors, meaning we are in much demand from referral agencies.

“We are hoping a lot of people will come and show their support for us on the day.”

Anyone wanting to donate or get involved should text 500 MILES to 0800 107 5138.

Visit www.hopeathome.org.uk for more on the charity.

Helping slavery survivors – Fund-raiser Helen Hodgson with Altered Images manager Paul Costello and the charity’s chairman Jared Hodgson want people to join them for the 500 miles. Picture by Marcus Mingins 4118011MMR www.buyphotos247.com

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