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top Manchester lawyer tackles Kilimanjaro to help raise over £200k for Hope for Justice

8 November 2019

A partner in the Manchester office of national law firm Browne Jacobson has helped in raising a staggering £200k by climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in a bid to see an end to modern slavery.

Ben Bentley, a practising Barrister at the firm, was joined by an international team of 22 volunteers who took on the arduous seven-day Extreme Challenge 2019: Kilimanjaro between 19th and 31st October 2019 to raise funds for Hope for Justice.

The Manchester-based anti-trafficking charity was set up in 2007 to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.

The Anti-Slavery Day Act 2010 introduced a national day to raise awareness of the issue, which landed on 18 October this year, a day before the trek commenced.

For a number of years, Browne Jacobson has been at the forefront of the debate around Modern Day Slavery and the need to ensure that UK business supply chains are exploitation free.

Ben Bentley, Partner at Browne Jacobson, said: “It has been a brutally demanding seven days, but we are absolutely delighted with the significant sum of money raised for this incredible cause. Hope for Justice has done some exceptional work in identifying victims of human trafficking and was responsible for breaking up the biggest ever modern-day slavery network earlier this year. Without their help, more vulnerable people could be lured into the country illegally with the promise of work and a better life, so it is crucial that we work together to put an end to this.

You can make a donation by visiting the sponsorship page and for further information about ending modern-day slavery follow @hopeforjustice

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