City Hearts, the national anti-trafficking charity headquartered in Sheffield, wants to give a little sunshine to families who are building new lives in South Yorkshire after being rescued from modern slavery.
The charity is asking people to spare £5 to enable a child rescued from trafficking to enjoy a summer day out.
Each donation will pay for the charity to take a child to the seaside or for a day in the country, with enough to spare for an ice cream.
The charity’s Health and Wellbeing team has been providing its summer outings for the last three years after realising its clients were struggling to cope over the summer, when their children were off school and had no money to take them anywhere.
Lydia Beck, health and wellbeing co-ordinator at City Hearts said: “The children had been returning to school in September with no holiday stories to share.
“Every child deserves a day out with their family during the school summer holidays. Our staff and volunteers have been making that happen for the children we support for the last three years.
“Sometimes these children have never seen the English countryside before, or been able to enjoy a family day out since they were trafficked. The children love being outdoors with nature
The joy we see is so moving. A donation of £5 will enable us to pay for an ice cream and the travel costs for one child.”
To donate, go to https://cityhearts.co.uk/donate