22nd May 2003

 

LITTLE FEET FOR BIG CAUSE

 

A laboratory technician from the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park campus will be putting her best foot forward in aid of an anti-slavery campaign.

 

Angela Bayfield, from Union Road, Lincoln, will be taking to the streets of London on Sunday 8th June to participate in the Big Feat for Little Feet sponsored walk.

 

Angela (36) decided to help raise funds for the campaign after visiting Brazil and meeting environmental and human rights lecturer and writer Binka Le Breton whose book ‘Trapped: Modern-day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazon’ is launched in London today (22nd May).

 

The event is in support of Anti-Slavery International whose patrons are Susan Hampshire OBE, Maureen Lipman OBE and Dame Diana Rigg. 

 

The charity works constantly to end exploitative child labour for an estimated eight million children worldwide.

 

Setting off from Kensington Gardens and finishing at Tower Bridge, the six-mile walk will pass some of the capital’s most beautiful and historic sites including Buckingham Palace, Horseguards Parade, the London Eye, the Globe and HMS Belfast.

 

“I was so horrified by some of the slavery stories Binka spoke of that I just had to do something to help,” said Angela. 

 

“Binka is such a dynamic person and is so motivated by what she has encountered that you just have to get involved.

 

“It is unbelievable that in this day and age children are still being abducted and sold into slavery.

 

“The walk around London will be nice but my main aim is to raise as much money as possible.”

 

If you would like to sponsor Angela please contact her on 01522 895326. 

 

Alternatively, if you would like to take part in the walk, more information and an application form are available at www.walk4littlefeet.org.

 

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For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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