4th Aug, 2020

Bromsgrove woman took on 'Walk For Freedom' against human trafficking

Harry Leach 7th Jan, 2019

A BROMSGROVE woman joined thousands of other walkers to support anti-human trafficking charity, A21.

Heather Greenaway took part in Birmingham’s Walk for Freedom event which was held by the charity last month and raised more than £200.

“I was so pleased to be able to participate thanks to the help of my husband Robert,” said Heather, who uses a wheelchair full-time.

“I wanted to raise awareness for the charity because of the anti-slavery and anti-human trafficking work they do around the world.”

The one-mile walk started and finished in Birmingham Cathedral Square and was aimed at drawing attention to the shocking increase in slavery and trafficking practices in the UK.

Heather set up a fund-raising page for her friends, family and strangers to sponsor her.

She said: “I fund-raise because I know that my efforts can be the difference between slavery and freedom for many. And even though each of us can’t do everything, we can all do something.”

The non-profit organisation uses the money it receives to reduce vulnerability in refugee camps and to protect and care for its survivors.

Heather added: “I am really grateful for everyone and already can’t wait for the 2019 event.”

Visit www.a21.org/content/who-we-are/gnihwo for more information.

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