Modern Slavery

Refuge supports victims of modern slavery; some of whom have been forced into prostitution and raped up to 10 times a day.

One woman we supported had been forced into domestic servitude in London. Every day she wrote the words ‘Help me’ on piece of newspaper and threw it out of her bedroom window. It was only after five years that somebody picked up the piece of paper and did something about it. She was rescued and we were able to help her.

With three weeks to go until the big day, there’s so much you can do to help Refuge continue to support around 6,000 women, children and men each day.

We need to constantly fundraise to ensure we can provide specialist support services to women escaping abuse. These fundraising activities take many shapes and sizes, so today, why not sign up to a sporting event in your local area and use it to fundraise for our vital services.

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For more information, and to find out other ways to support our work, or if you need to access our services, visit our homepage
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We are asking our incredible supporters – supporters just like you – to get behind this campaign. Follow the Refuge Advent daily updates and please support our work along the way.

And finally – please come back tomorrow to find out what’s behind the 5th door of our Refuge Advent calendar!

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