Making that One Encounter Matter

Over the past 5 years whilst working with Snowdrop, Lara and I have had numerous people from other NGO’s to statutory and health organisations come to us and say – “I’ve never had training about trafficking.” People you would think would or should be informed: student doctors, social workers and NHS staff. A 2015 survey…

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Puppet

Cara* was Trafficked for 6 years from the age of 13, she found that writing poetry was a way to find release from some of her traumatic experiences.

Their Place

Emily* a past client who now volunteers at the Snowdrop Project, explains what the office means to her and the individuals who use the space every day. They are just 4 ordinary office walls but what’s created inside them is far from ordinary… 31 adults and 24 children and more are massively impacted by the…

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Harriet Tubman a Pioneer of Freedom

  To celebrate International Women’s Day Snowdrop have decided raise awareness of women who have inspired us, women who you may not have heard of, but have changed many lives.  One of those hero’s is Harriet Tubman.    Born into slavery in Maryland 1820 Harriet’s life was far from easy. From a young age she was separated from…

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Middle of a Crossroad

Cheryl* a Snowdrop client is a truly inspirational woman who has risen to every challenge life has thrown at her. Help us to celebrate strong, incredible and resilient women like her this International Women’s Day.   Thinking back about 5 years ago I could never have imagined what my life might be like. Now I can say…

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Helen Bamber – A Truly Inspirational Woman

Helen Bamber well-known for her lifetime pursuit of human rights for those suffering at the hands of inhumanity, was an inspirational woman and a pioneer in her field.   Helen worked tirelessly to provide rehabilitative support for survivors of torture, trafficking, slavery, the effects of war and other forms of extreme cruelty. The Helen Bamber Foundation…

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My First experience of an Asylum Interview will Stay with me Forever

An asylum interview, also known as a substantive interview, is just one of the stages of the asylum process. It happens after the initial ‘screening interview’ and is a more in-depth inquiry. This is where the applicant is offered the chance to describe what has happened to them and what it is they fear in their own…

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Running for Freedom

What motivates someone to run their first 10K? By Erin Lawlor I was around seven years old the first time I went running. I remember it so vividly. On a slight side note, my Father is a pretty cool guy, he spent years as a Tornado navigator flying in all sorts of dangerous war zones,…

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Sheffield-based Charity ‘The Snowdrop Project’ Receives Almost Half a Million Pound Grant from the Big Lottery Fund in Support of Trafficked Survivors

The Snowdrop Project is one of the first UK charities providing long term support to survivors of trafficking and has been awarded almost half a million pounds (£411,794) from the Big Lottery Fund in May 2016. Lara Bundock, The Snowdrop Project CEO, said, “We are thrilled that the big lottery believes in our vision to…

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A day in the life of caseworker

By Sophie Gower It was early on a wet Tuesday morning that I met my client, Miriam* at the entrance to Sheffield train station, where  she was waiting anxiously to get the train with me to London. I was accompanying her to the Bangladeshi embassy where she was required to go for an interview in…

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