Charity group fights to end world slavery

Tour De Justice

Tour De Justice

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A charity which aims to tackle issues surrounding modern slavery is to hold a 100-mile cycle event to raise funds.

Hope For Justice, the Sleaford Abolition Group, is preparing for the static cycle challenge dubbed ‘Tour De Justice’.

A spokesman for the charity said: “We are working with colleagues from the Bourne Abolition Group to organise this fundraising event. Last year in Sleaford we organised a sponsored circular walk from Sleaford to Ruskington, and thanks to the generosity of residents raised over £2,600.

“This year, following the success of the Tour de Yorkshire, they hope to have cyclists riding in the Sleaford ‘Tour de Justice’.

The event will take place from 9am on Sunday, July 12, when teams of cyclists will get pedalling on an exercise bike - covering the distance from Manchester (where Hope for Justice began) to Sleaford.

It takes place outside the Source/Riverside Church on Southgate. Maps will be on display charting their progress and there will be an information stand to tell people about the issues of slavery and human trafficking.

The Home Office recently estimated there to be up to 13,000 victims of human trafficking in the UK alone.

The spokesman added: “Human trafficking and 
modern slavery is something that blights our world and our 
nation.”

For more information about the charity visit visit www.hopeforjustice.org.uk