Tickets are selling fast for a fundraising ball near Towcester next month which could save boys and girls from a life of slavery.
In June, Brackley resident Sasha Barnﬁeld-Jones launched an awareness campaign for the human trafficking charity Stella’s Voice.
The charity focuses on helping orphans in Moldova who are left to fend for themselves at the age of 16 and often fall into the clutches of human traffickers.
The campaign inspired a group of teenagers to sleep rough for a night on Brackley Piazza last month.
Mrs Barnfield-Jones has just returned from a trip to Moldova with five other Brackley residents to help put up shelving for clothing they are collecting for Stella’s Voice safe houses.
Mrs Barnfield-Jones said: “Every June 5 every 16-year-old orphan gets put onto the street with no identity documentation, no money, no family. It’s a very important date for the charity because they either fall into the hands of Stella’s Voice or the traffickers.
“So more rooms, more houses and more beds means less trafficking.”
The Stella’s Voice Ball takes place at the Plum Park Hotel, just south of Towcester, on Saturday, October 5, with pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm.
Tickets cost £30 and include a sit down meal.
Live entertainment will be provided by Motown Gold and highlights of a fundraising auction include a week at Center Parcs, accommodation in a Spanish apartment, and a holiday to a 14-bedroom country house in France. Mrs Barnfield-Jones is also looking for sponsors for the event. For more information or to buy tickets email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.