Car wash for good cause

carYou can get your car cleaned while supporting a good cause on Saturday July 7 at Bitterne Park Junior School from 10am to midday. Car washing will be taking place in aid of Stop the Traffik, which opposes human trafficking and slavery. Alternatively, bring along a bucket and sponge and get involved!

Stop the Traffik is a global coalition of clubs, schools, faith groups, businesses and charities, working together to fight against people trafficking. Covers over 40 countries, the campaign also supports projects that assist people to escape from slavery, helping them to cope with the distress and trauma caused.

According to the Stop the Traffik website:

  • Men, women and children are the target of profiteers who gratify their own selfish desires to make money by selling vulnerable people. More than 2.5 million people are trafficked every year. 0ver 50% of them are children. The traffickers trade in human life to meet a sickening demand for sex that exploits, cheap labour, and even human organs.
  • 12,000 children have been trafficked to become slaves on cocoa farms in the Ivory coast of Africa where more than half of all the chocolate we eat comes from.
  • 30,000 Sri Lankan boys are used by western and European paedophile sex tourists in Sri Lanka.
  • 55,000 women and children are sex slaves in Cambodia.
  • 27 million people are living in slavery around the world today.


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