Sheffield appeal to help keep trafficking victims warm

Jen Baker (right), the Anti-trafficking Director holding donated scarves with Kirsty Wilson
Jen Baker (right), the Anti-trafficking Director holding donated scarves with Kirsty Wilson
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A Sheffield-based charity is appealing for coats, scarves, hats and gloves to help keep human trafficking victims warm this winter.

City Hearts needs warm clothes as well as new underwear and bedding to give to rescued survivors of human trafficking.

Kirsty Wilson, of City Hearts, said: “Women all over the UK who have been victims of trafficking and manage to get away from their captors are mostly brought to us by the police or social services with only the clothes they stand up in.

“Our first priority is to give them the dignity of some warm clothes, bedding and other essentials while they are getting all the medical help and psychological support they need to start to rebuild their shattered lives.”

City Hearts provides accommodation and support to men, women and families caught up in trafficking. They have enough funding to provide six weeks of immediate support, medical care, counselling and assistance towards a new future for a rescued victim.

Gifts can be given at http://www.city-hearts.co.uk/donate.

Donations of clothing can be made to The Megacentre on Bernard Road, just off Park Square Roundabout.