CHURCH members have organised an event to raise money to help the victims of human trafficking.
Angela Elwin, 45, was hugely affected by the issue of human trafficking, which is moving people by force, fraud or deception with the aim of exploiting them, when she watched a television programme which highlighted the problem.
Angela, who is one of the leaders of the Paradox Church, based in Hartlepool, has since campaigned against the problem and backs Hope for Justice, a charity which supports victims.
She is now urging people in Hartlepool to support the cause and attend a charity ball this weekend.
The event is taking place at the Staincliffe Hotel, in Seaton Carew, this Saturday.
People can enjoy a three-course meal and live entertainment at the event, which starts at 7.30pm.
Angela, who lives in the Bishop Cuthbert area of Hartlepool with husband, Jeff, 49, and three children, Nikki, 19, Scott, 16, and Lucy, 12, said: “We have already had quite a lot of interest from family and friends, so hopefully it will be a success.
“Hope for Justice is a fantastic charity and the work they do for the victims of human trafficking is brilliant.
“Any money we can raise to help them out will be excellent.”
Tickets for the event are £22 for pensioners and students.
Adults tickets are £25, but a pair can be bought for £48.
To buy tickets, call Angela on (01429) 891877.