John Healey MP has supported a Rotherham charity’s movement that is helping victims of human trafficking.
The Wentworth and Dearne MP was the host sponsor for Churches Against Trafficking, an event for church leaders held in the Houses of Parliament to mark Anti-Slavery Day earlier this month.
The evening was hosted by One By One, a charity based in Rotherham with offices in Kenya, Pakistan, Uganda and Rwanda.
More than 100 church leaders attended the event from various denominations and networks across the UK. John sponsored the evening as One By One founder and CEO Becky Murray lives in his constituency.
John said: “I was delighted to attend Churches Against Trafficking in Parliament. It’s heartening to see the faith community taking a stand against such a critical issue.
“I’m pleased to support One By One’s crucial work, especially with the charity being started and based so close to home. Becky and her team are doing an amazing job.”
One by One founder and CEO, Becky Murray, added: “We are grateful that almost 100 churches were represented in Westminster and it was wonderful to see politicians from all parties attend and offer their support.
“We are thankful for John’s support. We need politicians and communities, including faith leaders, working together to help bring freedom for many lives. There are 50 million people in slavery today across the world… we have to keep fighting to change that figure.”
One By One has reached more than 40,000 children through its projects, running programmes that focus on prevention, education, residential care and prosecution of perpetrators. To find out more visit: www.onebyone.org