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At Norfolk Show church charity to highlight local slavery

The Christian charity, St Thomas Norwich Trust, will be at the Royal Norfolk Show raising awareness of modern slavery in Norfolk with their three-room walk-through experience, ‘Rooms with a View’.

On June 26-27 at the Royal Norfolk Show, the Norwich-based Christian charity St Thomas Norwich Trust is setting up a three-room walk-through experience in the Diocese of Norwich marquee highlighting modern slavery.
St Thomas Norwich Trust cares for individuals rescued from slavery through their mentoring and befriending scheme, supporting these individuals as they rebuild their lives. The walk-through experience will give people a greater understanding of the issues of slavery and what people can do to help fight this abhorrent crime.
Kerry Brighouse, Managing Director of St Thomas Norwich Trust said: “You will be able to explore an example of the living conditions in which many people entrapped in slavery endure; gain an insight into how St Thomas Norwich Trust is caring for victims rescued from slavery and an overview of national and county initiatives that the Trust is involved in”.
St Thomas Norwich Trust is committed to providing the best possible care for individuals rescued from slavery as well as making sure that everyone knows that it is a crime that is happening locally in Norwich and Norfolk
Kerry said: “Modern slavery is a complex crime that preys upon people’s vulnerabilities. The mental and physical abuse that is used to keep people suppressed in these circumstances is sophisticated and relentless. Through the work that we do we continue to be regularly shocked about the reality and extent of modern slavery here in the UK.”
The Trust also works to raise awareness through a wide range of initiatives, from producing resources such as ‘Breaking Chains’, a 6-week small group study for churches on slavery; offering training and presentations to initiating and chairing the Norfolk Modern Slavery Collaboration, now comprising of 19 different agencies from across the county.
The Diocese of Norwich marquee will be celebrating and highlighting some of the amazing work local churches are doing in their communities, with a wide range of activities, areas to explore and exhibits. 

Photo: Room 1 - 'Big Window'

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