Mission of the month

The Lily Trust

Human trafficking is the recruiting, moving and exploiting of men, women and children in various forms including sexual exploitation, forced labour, organ trade, benefit fraud, domestic servitude and forced marriage.  Through modern slavery, employers force victims to work illegally against their will in many dfferent sectors, such as brothels, cannabis farms, nail bars and agriculture.  Thousands are being trafficked into/within the UK every year.

The Lily Trust came into being in 2016 after Julie Hughes had met trafficked women and their children who, albeit rescued and alive, were left with nothing at all.  They were taken to temporary accommodation with broken souls and bodies, lacking even the most essential of items.

The Lily Trust supports survivors of human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  It provides rescued women and children with essential items for their personal care.

Heavily pregnant women need maternity pads, disposable briefs, sponges, flannels, breast pads and nursing bras for hospital essentials.

Mothers need cotton wool, baby wipes, Sudocrem, nappies of all sizes, nappy sacks for their babies and shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lip balm, deodorants, hairbrushes, facial wipes and sanitary pads for themselves.  Please bring what you can and place in the ‘Lily Trust’ box at church: thank you for caring enough to help.

For more information see www.thelilytrust.org or the display at the back of church.