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Listen to Emilia’s Radio 4 appeal for the charity ‘Unseen‘ down below:
Emilia Fox presents The Radio 4 Appeal for Unseen, a charity that helps survivors of human trafficking by providing a 24/7 safe-house where they can rebuild their lives. The charity also trains police and health workers to identify victims and works with government at a strategic level to shape policy and take effective action.
Registered Charity No 1127620
– Freephone 0800 404 8144
– Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal, mark the back of the envelope ‘Unseen’.
Unseen’s vision is to work towards a world without slavery.
Unseen helps women survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery by providing 24-hour safe accommodation where they can come to terms with their horrific ordeals and rebuild their lives with the help of a specialist staff team. Women like Dorina who was promised a job, a house and a better life in the UK, but on arrival things were very different. Dorina was sold for sex, was beaten and moved between different locations. After two months she managed to escape and was brought by the police to Unseen’s safe-house.
The team at Unseen provides women like Dorina with the expert help they need including access to medical and sexual healthcare, legal advice, support with police investigations and one-to-one sessions with a dedicated worker.
Crucially, Unseen also helps women re-establish their lives back in society through a Resettlement Programme, so they can continue their recovery, stay free from exploitation and create a better future for themselves and their families.
BRISTOL-BASED anti-trafficking charity Unseen has welcomed a new Patron – actress Emilia Fox
Ms Fox said: “When I heard the stories of the many survivors of human trafficking that Unseen work with, I wanted to help in whatever way I could.
“These people have suffered horrifically, but with the right support – there is hope.
“We need to put a stop to slavery, we need to help those that have suffered and make it harder for the perpetrators to operate here in the UK.
“Unseen’s work is hugely important and they have my wholehearted support as they continue to work with survivors of human trafficking and look for ways of combatting modern slavery.”
Andrew Wallis, CEO of Unseen, added: “We are really delighted to welcome Emilia as our first Patron and look forward to working with her over the coming months.
“This will help us to continue to raise the profile of this horrific crime and work towards an effective solution.”
Emilia Fox will be presenting a Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Unseen this Sunday at 7.55am and 9.26pm that tells the story of trafficking survivor Grace.
Ms Fox said: “After hearing Grace’s story I wanted to be involved. She is a woman who has suffered horrifically at the hands of her traffickers. But thankfully her story doesn’t end there.”
Unseen continues to help survivors of human trafficking by providing a 24/7 safehouse where victims can rebuild their lives as well as a resettlement service so women can continue their recovery, stay free from exploitation and create a better future for themselves and their families.
Unseen also trains frontline staff, such as police and health workers, to identify victims and works with government at a strategic level to shape policy and take effective action.
We spoke this week with Emilia Fox who was attending an event in Central London.
She told us that she has become a patron of the charity ‘Unseen’ This is an charity which was set up to fight human trafficking of all types and at all levels. Emilia told us that she had decided that she had read so many disturbing stories in the press that it had provoked her into becoming involved with Unseen.
Emilia Fox – Actress
+ I love a man in a good suit. My dad [Edward Fox] has the most beautiful suits that he wore when he was in Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978) – and still wears to this day, 36 years on. They are so timeless and elegant, so much so that my brother Fred wears a lot of them now. Which proves just how useful a well-cut suit is for a man.
– Sandals. Full stop.
Good evening everyone,
just wanted to give ya’ll a quick notice that the site will go on a short hiatus while I’m off to Manchester to see the brilliant Maxine Peake on stage. I’ve waited months for this so you can imagine my excitement finally being able to see her as Hamlet
Though this doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about Emilia being at the 25th Dinard Film Festival in France at the moment. HQ photos will be posted when I’m back and have settled into the new semester so hopefully after that the photos will be up later next week. Thanks for your patience ya’ll.
Wishing you all a great weekend,
Watch a preview of Emilia’s guest appearance on ‘Would I Lie to You?‘ which airs next Friday:
Thanks Kathryn Morris UK for the heads-up!
Last night I met the lovely Emilia Fox at the launch of the new Jaeger store on the Kings Road. The event was attended by campaign stars Jasmine Guinness and Jodie Kidd as well as the Chelsea elite. The swanky affair, was a celebration of the new store and the brand’s collaboration with children’s charity the NSPCC. Naturally everyone was dressed to impress (although Jodie Kidd’s legs did steal the show) but it was Emilia who caught my eye in a cosy pastel coat with overturned camel lapels. After a brief chat about my hat (thank you Christy’s) we got talking about the important stuff, her plait. She gushed that the braided crown she was sporting was created by the make-up artist for Silent Witness, Carolyn. A lady who she said spent all day making her look gory with prosthetics for the show, and was more than happy to give her a normal look for a change. Carolyn if you have five minutes, I’d love one too.