Alex Chalk
“It is hard to comprehend that the sickening and depraved crime of slavery still lurks in the shadows of our society, and even in places like Cheltenham. It is one of greatest human rights issues of our time. Our country is leading the way internationally in defeating modern slavery, with the Modern Slavery Act, the first legislation of its kind in Europe. Let us rededicate ourselves here in Cheltenham to ridding our community of this evil. And let us preserve and protect the freedoms and values that have defined our society for generations”
— Alex Chalk MP
“As a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe in the flourishing of all people and I fully support the Not On Our Turf campaign. The Diocese of Gloucester is committed to developing strategies to help our worshipping communities detect instances of modern slavery in our communities and to help provide victim support and care. We work alongside the Clewer Initiative and the Gloucestershire Antislavery partnership to help us do this.”
— The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek
Andrew Blyth
“Many of us are shocked and upset that modern-day slavery can be a reality in our community. The good news is that together we can do something about it. If enough us are willing to look, ask and share concerns with those who have the power to help, this will be a place where any dark things get exposed to the light and people can live free from fear and abuse.”
— Rev Andrew Blyth, Rector, Trinity Cheltenham