Freedom Charity Rescue Appeal


+ estimated £1,387 Gift Aid
£25,000 target

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Started on 1st July 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Freedom Charity has worked for the last decade to eradicate abusive practices in the UK but like many charities has been hit hard by the pandemic. We are urgently seeking funding to support victims and survivors of abusive practices such as virginity testing, forced marriage and dishonour abuse.

Launching the new campaign, Freedom’s founder Aneeta Prem emphasised the charity’s success over the last decade, including: 

  • Leading the campaign for Forced Marriage to be criminalised
  • Reaching tens of thousands of vulnerable students through schools 
  • Rescuing hundreds of young people in danger of abuse
  • Leading the recent charge to outlaw Virginity Testing 

But she stressed that without financial support, this work could not continue. She said: 

“For ten years, we have done amazing work, but in order to address abuses like virginity testing, we can’t continue to rely on the goodwill of volunteers. We desperately need to raise £25k to continue to deliver our services. Without this funding, we will have to reduce our services which may mean fewer young people rescued from abhorrent abuses like forced marriage and virginity testing. We will also be unable to campaign for changes to the law as we have in the past.

Over recent months, Freedom have appointed a new Board and agreed a new three year business plan to take us out of deficit and into surplus. But without funding to get started, it will be very difficult for the charity to put this plan into action – which is why help from supporters is desperately needed.

For ten years we have rescued the most vulnerable young people. Now we need people to give generously and help rescue us."

Donors who give more than £100 will receive one of our limited edition books, Cut Flowers or But Its Not Fair, signed by their author and our founder, Aneeta Prem, while donors of more than £50 will receive a video message from Aneeta.  


Keith Betts pledged £50 + an est. £12.50 in Gift Aid
23rd April 2022 at 10:37pm
Deerhund Shetty commented

Such an important cause. Keep on, keeping on folks! Xx

20th January 2022 at 11:44am
Deerhund Shetty pledged £5
20th January 2022 at 11:44am
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Deborah Knott commented

It is heartwarming to see donations made by all sections of society and both women and men. Everyone deserves to be free to choose their life path, and live that life free from coercion, abuse and fear.

10th November 2021 at 11:54pm
Deborah Knott pledged £50 + an est. £12.50 in Gift Aid
10th November 2021 at 11:27pm
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Karla pledged £25 + an est. £6.25 in Gift Aid
6th November 2021 at 10:17am
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Benjamin Zephaniah commented

None of us are free until our girls and women are free. Any other kind of freedom is just an illusion of freedom. This charity is doing some of the most important work when it comes to prevention, awareness and healing. I encourage everyone to donate. We shall all be repaid with justice, (and freedom), for some of the most vulnerable and needy in our community. Let's do this.

5th November 2021 at 11:14pm
Benjamin Zephaniah pledged £1,000 + an est. £250.00 in Gift Aid
5th November 2021 at 11:05pm
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Joe Hayman commented

Thank you Freedom Charity for all the amazing work you do to keep young people safe and to give them the freedoms we all deserve

17th September 2021 at 8:29am
Joe Hayman pledged £2,000 + an est. £500.00 in Gift Aid
17th September 2021 at 8:28am
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Anonymous pledged £30

9th August 2021 at 11:14am