Friday, 19 October 2012

(Stand up to Cancer event today) & 21 Ways to get involved with the A21 Campaign (1/21): write a letter

** Remember Stand Up to Cancer event today **
On the 8th October, I wrote about the Stand Up to Cancer campaign by Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK: ( Remember to watch Stand Up to Cancer tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 4:

Over the next 3 weeks, I will be looking at 21 ways to get involved with the A21 Campaign ( Today we are looking at the first suggestion of how you can get involved: writing a letter.

Grab your stationary and pull out a pen! This simple act is an incredible encouragement to survivors along their journey. But don’t be surprised if it has a great impact on you too. Try it and see for yourself.

The A21 Campaign have some suggestions for writing letters:


We would love for you to write a letter or card to the girls in our shelter. Address your letter along the lines of "Dear Beautiful" or "Lovely," and write an encouraging note that places value and worth upon the girls.
In the contents of your letter, be sure to refrain from stating your own beliefs or talking too much about your job or lifestyle, as these girls have all come from differing backgrounds and deserve to be respected and not made to feel bad about their situations. Obviously, they have been through a lot, and we ask that in your letters you do not claim to understand their situations or try to relate to what they have been through.
Please end your letter by signing with your first name only, and do not include any personal details. These letters are for the purpose of encouragement and support.
These letters can be mailed to the Greek Office.


The Polaris Project is one of the leading organizations in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  Named after the North Star "Polaris" that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally. The Polaris Project also has some great tips and ideas about writing letters to the editors of magazines and newspapers here:

Please take the time to look at these two sites and write at least one letter to promote and support the fight against human trafficking!


Ronell x

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” {Proverbs 31v8}

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