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Exterion Media Northern Ireland partners with local charity Flourish to support survivors of human trafficking

Exterion Media Franchise Partner Newsletter Issue 3

Exterion Media is delighted to announce it has partnered with local Northern Ireland charity, Flourish, to support survivors of human trafficking. Exterion Media will lend the support of its outdoor advertising network to Flourish, not only helping to boost the profile of the charity, but to raise awareness of the work and support they provide, and drive donations.

Survivors of human trafficking suffer unbelievable physical and psychological trauma from which it can take a long time to recover. Statutory support is only provided for a limited period which is often not sufficient for dealing with the long-lasting consequences. 

Since the establishment of the PSNI’s Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) in 2015, PSNI have recovered over 100 victims from situations of modern day slavery or exploitation.

The charity, which is run by a dedicated team, aims to support trafficked people to overcome the trauma of their past and move towards a brighter future living independently in the community; gaining control of their own lives.

Talking about the partnership, Martin Heatley, General Manager at Exterion Media said:

“We are pleased to be able to use our resources to help such a deserving local charity, especially as the scale of the human trafficking problem is one that many of us are not aware of.  We’re proud to be able to launch this partnership with Flourish and support the work they do”.

Jill Robinson, Co-Founder of Flourish said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Exterion Media as their charity partner. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide the charity with a platform to raise the issue of modern slavery in Northern Ireland and the work undertaken to support survivors by Flourish. We are looking forward to working with the Exterion Media team over the coming months”.

In addition to support of Exterion Media’s outdoor advertising network, which includes bus, retail, billboard and digital advertising, the team at Exterion Media Belfast will also be involved in various fundraising activities and hands-on volunteering throughout the partnership.

Flourish Northern Ireland charity Logo

For more information on Flourish and the support they provide visit www.flourishni.org