Stamp out child exploitation and trafficking by running for love

Love 146 is an international charity who concentrate on working towards the abolition of child exploitation and trafficking.

Their latest event to raise awareness for this non-profit making organisation is a charity run being held on the 6th October called Run For Love. Runners from London and right across Britain are taking part in the run and they hope to raise a huge sum of money to carry on their valuable work to stamp out these most heinous of crimes.

There are approximately 1.2m children sold into slavery each year, that’s 2 children ever minute according to UNICEF estimates. The child trafficking and sex slavery business is worth £7.5bn annually across the globe, and it is these horrendous statistics that inspires Love146 to try and make a difference.

The European division of Love146 in particular focuses on creating awareness and addressing the lack of care given to children that are currently being trafficked into the UK. In addition, Love146 is in the process of developing innovative educational tools to safeguard UK children against being groomed and exploited in our own cities.

Love146 is proud to announce that BBC TV’s ‘Total Wipeout’ host Amanda Byram is an Ambassador of the charity. Amanda has recently visited the Love146 survivor care home in the Philippines, where the Love146 programme ‘Asia Aftercare’ is in action. The aim of the programme is to restore hope to survivors through holistic aftercare as well as training caregivers.

“I became involved with Love146 because I feel so passionate about helping children who have been sold into slavery… I have seen with my own eyes that children can recover and rediscover a happy and normal life. Every child deserves this freedom and so this year I will be putting my foot down on child trafficking”

– Amanda Byram, Love146 Ambassador

Encouraged by the success of RUN FOR LOVE in 2011, Founder Caleb Packham is inspired to reach new heights in 2012; saying: “RUN FOR LOVE 2011 was a huge success, with 110 runners raising over £70K. This year, we hope more people will join the abolition movement and help us to reach our target of £146K!”

Love146 is inviting everyone out there to join us in the RUN FOR LOVE 14.6K challenge. If you want to join the movement, then come and put your foot down at Richmond Park on Saturday 6th October 2012 by going to www.runforlove146.org to sign up. Together we can make a change.