Sheffield student honoured for work on trafficking

Bethan Rimmington
Bethan Rimmington
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A student from Sheffield who has helped dozens of women affected by human trafficking has been hailed by the Prime Minister.

Bethan Rimmington, aged 23, who developed the social enterprise Hope, has been given the Point of Light award by David Cameron.

Hope helps women by running jewellery and cosmetics projects.

Bethan has also helped to create a shea butter cooperative in Nigeria, which employs women who are vulnerable to trafficking.

She said: “I’m so pleased to receive a Point of Light award on behalf of Hope.

“I hope this will highlight the crime of human trafficking and the important work Sheffield University students do to help raise awareness of this terrible crime.”

Bethan is the 112th winner of a Point of Light award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers.

Mr Cameron said: “Human trafficking is abhorrent.

“Our Modern Slavery Bill is cracking down on the perpetrators of this appalling crime.

“We must do everything we can to stamp out this modern day slavery and to help those affected by it.

“Through Hope, her innovative social enterprise, Bethan is helping vulnerable women to rebuild their lives.”