The Insurance Institute of Liverpool makes Causeway their charity of the year

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More than 100,000 people in the UK are currently trapped in modern slavery, and in 2023 referrals for survivor support in the North West rose by 10%. 

That's why we're grateful to The Insurance Institute of Liverpool for making us their partner of the year in a bid to create tangible change for modern slavery survivors in the region, increase awareness and advocacy, and raise funds to help us deliver vital services.

Throughout the year, they will be hosting various fundraising and sponsorship activities to raise funds for our work in Merseyside, where we are currently supporting almost 200 survivors of forced labour, sexual exploitation, and forced criminality such as county lines and cuckooing.

This new partnership with Causeway was the brainchild of Wirral-based Tracey Fisher MBE, President of The Insurance Institute of Liverpool, and Archive and Historic Records Director at RSA Insurance Limited.  Tracey is the first female to have been appointed twice into the position at The Insurance Institute of Liverpool, and was awarded an MBE in the 2012 Queen's New Year's Honours List for services to young people through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Tracey Fisher MBE, said “The Insurance Institute of Liverpool are delighted to be working with Causeway on this new partnership.  As my charity for the year, I am really excited and proud to be working together with our members, to advocate for change and raise much needed funds to support Causeway in delivering their life-changing work.  Causeway are one of the leading providers of modern slavery support in the UK, and do a lot of their work with survivors here in Merseyside.  Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight, and is happening in towns and cities across the UK.  I have known people close to me who have been affected, and so it’s a cause very close to my heart.”

Joanne Black, Head of Fundraising and Business Development at Causeway, said: “Causeway exists to create lasting change for modern slavery survivors, and we’ve been supporting thousands of individuals to make progress and thrive for more than 10 years.  However, much of our work relies on the generous support of organisations like The Insurance Institute of Liverpool, and so we’re really grateful to be launching this partnership.  When we began our conversations with the Institute, it was clear they shared our goals and values, and are as committed as Causeway are to making a tangible difference for some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in our society.  I’m looking forward to seeing all we can achieve together over this coming year, both here in Merseyside and across the whole of the UK.”

The Insurance Institute of Liverpool and Causeway are launching their partnership with a special free webinar, taking place on Thursday 20th June, which is open to the public.  Organisations and individuals from across the region and invited to attend, to learn more about modern slavery and the work that Causeway do.

Sign up to the webinar here.