A Sheffield based charity, which helps women who have been victims of trafficking, has been given over £1,000, raised by a Women’s Network event.
Earlier this year, the force organised its first SYP Woman of the Year event, held at Doncaster Racecourse. The event, organised by the force’s Women’s Network, was not only to celebrate International Women’s Day but to also celebrate the achievements of women across the force.
Funds raised at the event, from ticket sales and raffle donations, were donated to City Hearts, a charity which offers safe houses, outreach and support and restore programmes for women who have been trafficked.
A total of £1,748 was raised and presented to the charity.
Kirsty Allan, regional manager for City Hearts, said: “We are grateful for our partnership with South Yorkshire Police and thankful that the SYP Women’s Network selected us as their charity to support.
“The incredible amount of money raised on the evening will continually provide support and care to survivors of modern slavery across South Yorkshire and further.”
Detective Inspector Anna Sedgwick, who organised the event, and presented Kirsty with the cheque, said: “I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to raise so much money for such a worthwhile, local cause that helps so many women.
“The event was a great opportunity for people to network and to celebrate the achievements of women across the force, both officers and staff.
“Chief Superintendent Natalie Shaw, who retires later this year, won the Woman of the Year award. She has been such a source of positivity and inspiration across the whole entire force for so many people and it was lovely to see her presented with the award.
“Through the Women’s Network we want to be a key support agent to everyone in all roles within South Yorkshire Police, and inspire others to get involved and support colleagues across the organisation.”