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Become a Champion

Join the movement to end slavery and violence as an IJM Champion

There are 40 million people held in slavery worldwide. IJM Champions across the UK are standing up for an end to slavery and violence- and advocating for freedom, justice and protection for all. Meet some of IJM's Champions:

Proactively participated in IJM's Make #SlaveFree Normal in 2021 and is pictured here writing to his MP. Ishaan regularly raises awareness through his platform 'Stolen Dreams'.

Ishaan

Walked for Freedom – over 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O' Groats in 7 weeks to highlight the urgency in stopping slavery and to raise money to send rescue. He raised £37,795 – the equivalent of over 7 entire rescue operations! Read all about his journey here.

John

Spent 18 months working as an IJM lawyer in the Philippines and since returning to the UK has championed justice ever since – sharing her experiences, representing IJM at key legal and business events, and recently fundraising thousands of pounds as she trains for the London Marathon!

Christina

Is rallying her entire community in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, to join the fight to end slavery! Bringing together local schools, businesses, churches and individuals; together they have pledged to raise 100 rescues for IJM, which is over £500,000! You can find out more here.

Michelle

At 10-years old is Scotland’s youngest IJM Champion. From selling paper fans to homemade lemonade, to speaking in his church and school – Roddy is passionate to end slavery in his lifetime.

Roddy

A Church Champion committed to encouraging St Mary’s Church West Horsely in the fight to end slavery. She recently wrote a brilliant article about IJM’s Make #SlaveFree Normal campaign in their Parish Newsletter; raising awareness about slavery in the supply chains of many everyday items

Louise

Uses his skills as a contemporary Scottish Artist to tell the stories of survivors; at IJM events, in his tutoring sessions and through his own artwork.

Mike

As a student & Advocacy Champion, Bethany rallies her university, church and local community to join IJM in responding to campaigns and taking action to end slavery & violence

Bethany

Three ways you can use your time, voice, and passion to help end injustice today:

As a Champion you can advocate and use your time and resources, and mobilise your community:

Champions

There are so many ways to get involved, from helping at a one-off IJM event, to advocating in your place of work, church or university, or even becoming a Regional Champion Leader for IJM UK! With that in mind, it would be great to know what you would be interested in knowing more about.  

Areas of Interest:

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Speaking: Become an IJM speaker and engage churches and other groups with IJM’s work of justice. Please note we offer specific training to equip those speaking on behalf of IJM. 

Summer Festivals: A specific application form is currently on the website. Warning – this will involve camping during British Summertime! 

Events: From serving to one-off IJM run events, to organising your own events that support IJM's work.

Churches: From engaging your own church in partnering with IJM as a Freedom Church, to growing support from churches in your region 

Fundraising: This could be anything from a bake sale, to hosting a Freedom Night, running a 5k or climbing Kilimanjaro! See our website for inspiration! 

Advocacy: Raise awareness through campaigns and take action to advocate for an end to slavery and violence.

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We know that each person brings their own unique skills and experience to the fight for justice (musicians, corporates, lawyers, bakers etc.) If you have anything specific or bespoke that you would like to offer then please provide details below:

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When you give a gift today, you’ll be fighting slavery, violence, and injustice across the globe. Together, we can end slavery and violence in our lifetime.

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Your generous monthly support will help send rescue to vulnerable children and families at a moment’s notice, stand with them as they rebuild their lives in freedom and have perpetrators held accountable.

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