Sheffield residents donate toys to City Hearts survivors

HUNDREDS of children affected by modern slavery will enjoy a brighter Christmas this year thanks to the generosity of Sheffield residents.

Cash For Kids, a charity that partners with radio stations across South Yorkshire to support disadvantaged children, joined forces with Hallam FM, to appeal for gifts for local children in need this Christmas.

City Hearts were a lucky recipient of some of these donations.

There are an estimated 136,000 people trapped in modern slavery in the UK. City Hearts has supported more than 3,500 men, women and children who managed to escape their captors, in our safe houses and outreach programmes.

The children City Hearts support in South Yorkshire are the children of adults rescued from slavery, or who have been exploited themselves. Many young people are trafficked into the UK for benefit fraud, or are forced to work as domestic servants, in the sex trade, or in agriculture and cannabis farms. Many young people City Heart’s support in the UK have also been rescued from county lines gangs.

Kay Wood of City Hearts, said: “I was so overwhelmed by the donations. It was incredible to see all the bags filled with brand new toys and gifts. The people of Sheffield have been so kind, and we are so excited to give these to our clients for Christmas!”

If you would like to support survivors of modern slavery this Christmas, please get in touch with City Hearts at: info@cityhearts.co.uk.