Entries by Invisible Traffick

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Being asked to be part of the Sligo Christmas Tree Festival seemed like a great idea. It would be an opportunity to reach the vast crowds of people that would be attending the three-day event. Two words came to mind as we thought about decorating and displaying a tree; challenge and opportunity Challenge…how would we decorate the Christmas tree in such a way that the message of Human Trafficking, and the work Invisible Traffick does within the community, would come across visually? Opportunity… this would be a chance to reach a wider audience. Hundreds of people, from every background would be at the festival. This was an opportunity we could […]

HUMAN TRAFFICKING – THE TERRIBLE TRUTH

When our IT Ireland director is doing workshops in schools, she encourages students to think about writing a blog for our website. Below is one sent from a student from St. Attractas Community School in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. Her name is Mia Thomas. ‘Although I was aware that human trafficking was an issue in the world, I did not realise the sheer scale of this epidemic. As a result of the talk given by Mary, Jamie and Becky, I have become much more aware and understand just how serious the situation has become. Mary explained that there are about 21 million victims of human trafficking in the world today, where […]

CARRICKFERGUS ROTARY CLUB DONATE £300 TO IT

During the week Carrickfergus Rotary Club invited our IT director their club.  They wanted to recognise the work that IT does and make an exceptionally kind donation of £300. Thank you so much for having us and for your support, we really appreciate it! Without donations from the public, we could not do the work we do.

CINEMA VIEWING RAISES £405 FOR INVISIBLE TRAFFICK

Last week one of our supporters held a fundraiser on behalf of Invisible Traffick.  She screened an Irish Comedy called An Everlasting Piece in an intimate private cinema in Helens Bay.  Twenty-five people came and a total £405 was raised from donations.  A few of the IT team attended & had a wonderful evening!  What a great idea for a fundraiser – could you host a similar evening? Get in touch!

GIVE AS YOU LIVE RAISES £250 FOR INVISIBLE TRAFFICK

Give As You Live has enable 40 Invisible Traffick supporters to raise a total of £253.33 for Invisible Traffick FOR FREE! The amount raised by our supporters is truly amazing, and we are so very thankful, this enables us to print more resource materials to distribute at our awareness campaigns. We need to heighten community awareness that Human Trafficking is really happening in our local communities in NI, Scotland, GB and Ireland. Thank you so so much. If you shop online you can help us raise funds FOR FREE too. Follow this link to become a Give As You Live Invisible Traffick (Northern Ireland) supporter – https://workwithus.giveasyouli…

INVISIBLE TRAFFICK AT HALIFAX LAUNCH OF PITCHING FOR POUNDS

A few weeks ago the Invisible Traffick directors were up at Long Gallery Stormont for the Halifax Foundation’s Launch of the Pitching for Pounds initiative.  It’s an exciting, unique programme whereby charities can pitch for funds based on the needs of their organisation.  Additionally, it gives charity representatives the space to develop their ideas and be creative. Massive thank you to Halifax for having us along!

INVISIBLE TRAFFICK IRELAND AWARENESS RAISING EVENT

On Thursday the 19th October at 10am Invisible Traffick Ireland held an Awareness Raising Event in Sligo Town Hall. This event was to celebrate their two year anniversary and coincided with Human Trafficking Awareness Week 2017. Mary McSharry (IT IRL Director) kicked off the event explaining a little about her work with IT in Sligo. She explained that the main role of IT IRL is to raise awareness and get the public engaging in the issue of human trafficking. Next, the IT GB Director spoke about her work across the water. She explained that lots of other charities in Great Britian do lots of awareness raising and instead felt what […]

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE MARK ANTI-SLAVERY DAY

The Public Prosecution Service hosted a round table event with criminal justice partners, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and migrant representative groups on the subject of human trafficking and modern slavery at their Belfast headquarters on Friday, 20TH October. The event marked Anti-Slavery Day which was on Wednesday, 18th October and formed part of a week-long series of events on the subject. Representatives from the PPS’s Serious Crime Unit joined officials from the Home Office and the PSNI’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit to update delegates on a series of cases and policy initiatives. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Barra McGrory QC, opened the event which was attended by a range […]

AS OUR SEARCH FOR A PREMISES IN SLIGO BEGINS…..

As I prepare to take break in ‘Sunny Spain’, I very quickly take one last look around the house, just to make sure I haven’t forgotten something important. While racing upstairs I look at where my ‘office’ sits at the top of my stairs.  For a few moments my mind drifts away thinking about Invisible Traffick, thinking about how much I love being part of this organisation, thinking about how important it is to move the Charity forwards, reaching wider. I have been Coordinating the the Invisible Traffick IRL base, here in Sligo, for two years now.  Up until recently, the need for an actual office or premises has not been […]