In 2018 the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network were granted funding through the Big Lottery to develop and run a 'place of safety' for male survivors of modern slavery, human trafficking and exploitation at the crucial initial stage of recovery.
With the support and invaluable partnership of network partners including Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police, Wates Group and the Illegal Money Lending Team, we are opened our SafePlaceWM project at the end of October for referrals from West Midlands Police.
Funding from the Big Lottery covers our operations, but there is no budget for the value added extras such as birthday presents, cultural celebrations and festive periods, which will be the days and moments that give our survivors positive experiences and memories as part of their care. We're asking for donations towards the festive period so we can celebrate Christmas with our service users to give them all that they deserve.
The funds raised will also contribute towards our shoes and coats campaign to ensure our service users have warm clothing during this winter period.
If you prefer to donate your own coats/shoes that in good condition, please contact us to arrange a drop off point: James.Walker@westmidlandsantislavery.org
- update - we have had a generous donation of coats and no longer require donations of coats, but shoes are still on our list!
Any money over and above our target will be set aside for other festivals and celebratory events to be spent on our service users
As a thank you for donating, if you provide your email or postal address to Amber.Cagney@westmidlandsantislavery.org we will send you a thank you letter after the festive period with an update on how the funds raised contributed to our project.