A charity quiz night is taking place to help combat modern slavery in Preston.Advertisement
Volunteers from Preston Abolition Group, based in Crossgate Church, are organising the event to raise funds for Hope for Justice.
Hope for Justice is an international human rights organisation dedicated to combating all forms of human trafficking. They work alongside police, government agencies, social services and other organisations.
The vision of Hope for Justice is to live in a world free from slavery and they exist to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.
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It’s currently estimated that around the world 24.9 million people are in forced labour, sexual exploitation or domestic servitude, and another 15.4 million are in forced marriages.
In Lancashire there have been 139 recorded modern slavery crimes for the 12-month period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, showing an increase of over 50 per cent from 2018.
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Preston Abolition Group – which launched in 2009 as the Hope for Justice Act Group – supports Hope for Justice’s vision by raising awareness, fundraising and lobbying parliament.
The quiz night will take place on Friday 8 October at Longton VM Sports and Social Club, PR4 5DL. Doors open at 8pm and the quiz will start at 8.30pm.
Tickets are £5 each or £20 for a team of five people, and the price includes a hot drink and homemade cake. There is a cash prize for the winning team.
There will also be a raffle on the evening. The group would be very grateful for any prizes donated or auction items.
Email email@example.com to order tickets, donate a raffle prize or for more information about the Preston Abolition Group. You can also find out more via the Hope for Justice charity quiz night Facebook event.
More information about Hope for Justice and modern slavery can be found on the Hope for Justice website.
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