Much-needed funds raised for modern slavery charity Unseen at Clarke Willmott event

December 7, 2018

A series of challenges around Bristol city centre, including making masks out of household material, raised nearly £3,500 for Bristol-based anti-modern slavery charity Unseen during an event organised by the city office of national law firm Clarke Willmott.

Fourteen teams from a range of Bristol firms took part in the evening, which also included a general knowledge quiz and a World Cup-themed game.

Unseen works to help people out of modern slavery and supports them to rebuild their lives.

The organisation, Clarke Willmott’s Charity of the Year since 2016, also provides victims with shelter and ongoing care, as well as working with the Home Office and businesses to help develop and shape UK policy.

Unseen CEO Andrew Wallis said: “Fund-raising and donations such as these are the lifeblood of our charity and we are very grateful that so many teams came out to support Clarke Willmott’s event.

“Our work to help put an end to the suffering of the many victims of human trafficking and modern slavery is vital and rest assured we will put every penny raised to good use to support this.”

Clarke Willmott chief executive Stephen Rosser added: “A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our annual event and helped us to raise so much money for a charity that does such important work.

“Modern slavery is very much a ‘hidden crime’ and we are proud to be able to help Unseen’s mission to not only turn the spotlight onto what’s happening, but to also provide the much-needed help and support to the victims of this criminal activity.”

A team representing property developer PG Group was crowned as winners on the night.

During the same event, Clarke Willmott donated 45 pizzas to charity Help Bristol’s Homeless for its outreach work on College Green.

Pictured: Team members with their household product-based masks at the Unseen fund-raising event

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