EVENTS

Streetlight UK Presents the Long Standing Volunteer Certificate

On 21 April 2021, Streetlight UK presented their Long Standing Volunteer Certificate to three Sussex volunteers. 

Streetlight UK is specifically focused on providing women tangible and material pathways out of a lifestyle of prostitution and violence and have developed our specialism and understanding of women involved in prostitution across Sussex and Surrey and London since 2012. 

Our service supports women who face sexual violence and exploitation, helping them overcome the challenges that limit their choices such as the lack of education, training and employment opportunities, as well as the physical and emotional barriers they face.  

At the heart of Streetlight UK is a team of trained, dedicated, enthusiastic and professional volunteers.

Our volunteers are core to the work we do and it is an absolute pleasure to recognise the tireless commitment Audrey, Lara and Kathy have given to Streetlight over the last 10 years. Their consistent commitment has made all the difference.” 

Helena Croft, Executive Director of Streetlight UK

It is a privilege to present awards to those who have undertaken training as Streetlight UK volunteers and given their time, skill and emotional investment.  Their commitment will have made a difference: it will have saved lives from damage at many levels, including death itselfOn behalf of all those for whom you as a volunteer have also been a beacon of hope, let us now record our thanks and admiration.

RT Rev the Lord Bishop of Chichester - Martin Warner

Dance On Injustice 

A STREETLIGHT UK EVENT performed at The Hawth Theatre in

Crawley in 2019

As the evening unwound, we learned the story of a girl who is groomed and eventually set free through various genre’s of dance. We had a fantastic turnout and the performance were incredible. It was our privilege to have Harry and Eleiyah who were finalists from BBC’s ‘The Greatest Dancer’ come and give us a show-stopping performance at the end of the evening. We also had Davina Irwin-Clark, the High Sheriff of West Sussex and Councillor Kate Rowbottom, Chairman of Horsham District Council attend this event and support Streetlight UK. Again, we want to say thank you to the amazing dancers, our organisers, trustees, volunteers and the general public for a truly amazing evening.

 

Hearing real stories and seeing dancers express in the most amazing ways, the vulnerability and feelings that go into the entrapment that can happen through the sex trade.

Davina Irwin-Clark

High Sheriff of West Sussex

This is such a key topic for young people particularly, who are being groomed! 

Helena Croft

Director of Streetlight UK

Absolutely fantastic show! Really highlighted the issues that are happening around the country and globally!

Senior Women's Support Worker Sussex.

I’ve been sitting and watching the dances and I’m blown away with it, its even had me in tears with what’s been acted out.

Streetlight Volunteer