Sheffield Wednesday has teamed up with a national charity to help raise awareness about the reality of human trafficking in the UK.
The SWFC Community Programme will be working alongside the Sheffield branch of City Hearts to offer education as well as getting involved in events and funding bids, including the new City Hearts bottled water initiative.
City Hearts provides accommodation and support for men, women, and families who have been rescued from human trafficking.
They work with the Salvation Army, the Police, Social Services, the UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) and other national organisations to help provide a safe refuge for those trafficked into the UK.
The charity is currently looking for recruits to take part in their annual fundraiser Walk for Freedom on June 8 which runs simultaneously across two cities, Sheffield (Endcliffe Park) and Liverpool.
National Director for City Hearts, Karen Bianchi said: “SWFC are a forward thinking, community focused club with a heart to see football have a positive impact. We believe this partnership will help stamp out modern day slavery.”
Funding Officer at SWFC, Andrea Hudson said: “We are delighted to be the first football club to form a partnership with City Hearts and hope by working together we can raise awareness about this terrible crime and help raise funds for their support centres.”
For further details on City Hearts or to register from the Walk for Freedom please click here.