At Veidah 5777 (RSY-Netzer’s annual conference), René Cassin ran an incredible educational session on the lives of these victims, with a focus on what is left for them after they escape slavery. Together with René Cassin, we want to make a difference to the lives of those who have experienced the horrors of modern slavery. We are now fundraising for the Snowdrop Project, a charity based in Sheffield, which provides long-term, community support to empower survivors of human trafficking.
To begin with we are aiming to raise £300 which will go towards Snowdrop’s amazing refurbishment project. The flats that survivors are usually placed in are unfurnished with poor painting or cracks in the walls, no carpets or curtains. Moving in to accommodation like this when you have little community and no finances makes a person feel more isolated and alone and compounds any mental health problems. This money will make the house a home and helps them to spring board in to a more stable life style.The £300 covers van hire to collect and deliver furniture, paint for the house, tools for broken walls, cleaning and painting, bedding, curtains, light shades any specialist time of equipment that is needed and volunteer expenses on the day.