EVENTS OF 2016
Anti-Slavery International runs for freedom in the British 10k in London!
This year we had a team of 8 running for freedom. In an uncertain world, these runners and their supporters did something truly amazing to support the beneficiaries of our work. Thank you all for your energy and enthusiasm!
Thank you to Ruth Atkinson, Diarmuid Coffey, Christopher Crowley-Jenns, Robert Davies, Rosa Duffy, Phillippa Heath, Ellie McDonald and Bryony Richards.
Cambridge RAG Charitea Party
The Cambridge Rag ChariTea Party raised £3,000 in just one day! The event took place on 9th June 2017 in the field of a local farmer just outside Cambridge. Over 500 students attended and enjoyed activities as creative and varied as massage, henna, face paint, portrait cartoon drawing, magic, stand-up comedy, music, and animal interest.
Together, and throughout the whole year, the 40 members of the Cambridge Rag Committee have raised well over £50,000 for 10 charities, including Anti-Slavery International.
Anti-Slavery International runs for freedom in the London Marathon!
This year we had a team of four runners who all showed a huge amount of passion, commitment and energy. Thank you for your vital role in raising funds and awareness to fight modern slavery!
Thank you to Margreet Groot, Sarah Renfer, Karen Alexander, Amelia Meldau and Jessica Young.
Thank you to Lily and Rebecca at the Cherwell School in Oxford for hosting an awareness-raising stand and raising funds towards our work. Welcome to the next generation of human rights defenders!
Thank you to Rebecca Stout and Lily Woodridge at the Cherwell School in Oxford.
Glasgow fundraises for freedom!
March 25 2016, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. It also raises awareness about the dangers of racism, discrimination and modern day slavery.
To commemorate this day and to coincide with Good Friday, our Glasgow Anti-Slavery Group hosted an evening of vegan food, capoeira and talks from the civil rights demonstrator and Revered Dr Iain Whyte, the historian Dr Stephen Mullen and our Glasgow group leader Laura Wood.
The event had a great attendance and we hope it will inspire many to action. Glasgow supporters: please get in touch with our
to find out how you can get involved.
My Mind is Free
Anti-Slavery International was the beneficiary of three performances of
the Rah Rah Theatre ‘My Mind is Free’. The main target of the show was
to raise awareness on human trafficking. A trailer of this play is
St Helena celebrates their history and supports Anti-Slavery
We are very happy to see what our supporters
South Atlantic Ocean
have been doing! Every
year the remote
role in ending the ‘Middle Passage’ Atlantic Slave Trade. This year
one of the island’s three primary schools, entered a float to celebrate
1840, the year that the
was set up on
to adjudicate against captured slave ships.
Before the day of the parade the children attended a special assembly to
hear about slavery, they then did a collection and sent us a very kind
Cape Town to London cycle challenge
Braving temperatures that reached over 40°C, deserts without roads and
sand storms, recent graduates Nick Stanhope, Rebecca Gowland and Rob
Hadman cycled from Cape Town, South Africa to London, with their support
driver and photographer Jonathan Felix and Jonny Polonsky.
Throughout the six-month challenge they met people who had been in
slavery and some of our partners, and raised over £30,000 for our work.
After hearing that slavery still exists, Anna Cofone and Ruth Powys held
a photo exhibition and a ball in support of Anti-Slavery International,
raising £12,500 towards our work against slavery around the world.
Guests enjoyed an exciting array of entertainment ranging from
fire-eaters to international music performances, and an auction that
included a scarf from Linda McCartney's personal collection, tickets to
TV's Pop Idol and photographs of freedom donated by over 20
Local supporter Rakesh Parmar organised a drum wake to mark the
continuing fight against modern forms of slavery, raising £618 towards
our work. Up to 20 drummers took to the stage at the Music Café in
Leicester - a city with strong links to the 19th century abolitionist
Three decades of support from Exmouth
Graham Martin from Exmouth raised nearly £2,000 at his 30th annual
Anti-Slavery International garden party in July 2008. The event involved
live music and food and attracted scores of people.
Marathon other runs for Anti-Slavery
We have a whole range of runs to pick from. Click
for more information.
Our long term supporter Kalpana Soanes organised a Charity Walk on
Easter Sunday this year. With a group of friends she raised over £1000
while enjoying the countryside.
Get in touch!
To campaign, fundraise and raise awareness of slavery in your community, please do get in touch!
Contact our Outreach and Community Fundraiser, Ellie McDonald,
or phone 020 7737 9434.
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