Sheffield florist brings floral colour to charity safe houses


A Sheffield based florist has brought bit of floral joy to survivors of modern slavery.

Jennifer Debrah of Debrah J Flowers, designs floral arrangements for weddings and corporate events, and heard about the work of anti-slavery charity City Hearts through her church.

After hearing about their work supporting people rescued from slavery and trafficking, she was keen to get involved.

“I’ve always wanted to make a difference and to be part of change,” said Jennifer, who lives and works in Heeley.

“I want to help people believe in themselves, regardless of what they’ve been through, and I’ve seen the impact flowers can have on people.”

Jennifer plans to regularly donate displays of flowers to the charity’s safe houses in the city, which house and rehabilitate people rescued from slavery.

“I’m hoping this little gift will help uplift these amazing woman and men who have been through so much,” she added.

“I studied criminology at Bedfordshire University and did my dissertation on human trafficking. Since then I’ve always had a huge pull to help in that area.

“I’ve specifically chosen to partner with City Hearts because they deal with modern slavery and I believe in the values of the organisation. I’ve always wanted to reach out and help but never knew how to, so this is such an incredibly opportunity for me.”

Kirsty Hart of City Hearts, said: “We are so excited about the flowers that Debrah J Flowers are going to donate. It is such a thoughtful gesture and shows the heart behind the business. We’re sure that the flowers will help show the women that they are valued, and that after all the darkness that they have experienced, there is still plenty of beauty and joy in the world.”