OUR AMBASSADORS

Highlight the charity’s work amongst their own networks. By raising the profile of Safe & Sound and encouraging open discussion about the difficult topic of child exploitation, they help us to raise awareness and encourage support for our vital work.

Louise – YOUNG AMBASSADOR

Supported by Safe and Sound after being targeted by online groomers.  The teenager has already shared her story in the hope of encouraging other young people to improve their privacy settings online and her future input will include raising awareness of Exploitation and the charity in local communities.

Molly Windsor – Actress

Safe and Sound’s work is really close to my heart. In 2018 I was in the BBC drama ‘Three Girls’ which was based on the true stories of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale between 2008 and 2012. This was around the same time as Operation Retriever in Derby and Safe and Sound was instrumental in supporting all of the children who were harmed by the men who ended up being jailed for a total of 22 years for 70 offences. I hope you will join me in supporting their new Butterfly Appeal and help children to build stronger wings.

 

Peter Goodman, Former Derbyshire Chief Constable

The reason I support Safe and Sound is that when I first came to Derbyshire in 2007 they were an agency that cared when nobody else cared. They were a charity that cared about a number of vulnerable and exploited young girls who were routinely being repeatedly raped by a group of men, shared with others and trafficked outside Derby in order that they could be raped again. Safe and Sound changed the lives of those girls and have changed the lives of many young people
since. I would appeal to everyone to talk about the work that Safe and Sound and to fundraise to support the charity if you get the opportunity.

Amanda Strong – Mercia Image Print

My heart lies with charities that support children and young people and work to make their lives better. That is why I have always supported Safe and Sound and they were one of the recipients of Mercia Image Print’s 30 days of giving initiative.

Shaun Barker – Former Derby County Football Club Captain

My parents fostered many children who joined our family when I was growing up. As I got older I became increasingly aware about some of the horrendous issues that some had faced in their young lives. That is why I am keen to support Safe and Sound in any way that I can alongside our work through the Shaun Barker Foundation which my family and I set up in 2014 to give back to the community that had been so good to us.

Mark Titterton – Ambassador

Mark is Chief Executive of a growing chain of small convenience stores stretching from Hartlepool to Northampton but with particular links to the East Midlands. Based in Derbyshire, Mark is also involved with Derby Cathedral as a lay member of the Chapter and Chair of the Chapter’s finance committee.

Safe and Sound chief executive Tracy Harrison said:

“Talking about child exploitation is not an easy conversation but it is vital that everyone is aware of the dangers facing our children and young people both online and in our local communities. No child is safe from exploitation. It is therefore vital that we raise awareness of this issue across our wider communities and our Ambassadors have an important role to play in spreading the word. We are extremely grateful for their support and I also hope that raised awareness will also encourage more groups, businesses and individuals to support our Butterfly Appeal so that we can continue to support children and young people who need our help.”

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