The Sophie Hayes Foundation was set up and inspired by Sophie and a small team in January 2012. Her story breaks stereotypes and preconceptions to show a reality: this could happen to anyone. Sophie could be your sister; your daughter; your friend. Sophie could be you.
Human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest growing crimes but we encourage everyone to #SeeHope; #SpeakHope; #BeHope so that we can unite and overcome! Inspired by Sophie’s story, our purpose is to empower survivors of trafficking to build hope-filled futures.
“Just a few years ago everything changed. I was trafficked. I was fooled. I was deceived by a man who said that he loved me. The tragedy is that I believed him. Now I know that love is not shown by forcing me to work on the streets, beating me up, force feeding me and turning me into someone with no mind of my own. For people like him my life meant nothing, I was a product and a vehicle to make money, but I am a survivor.
Since my ordeal I have been determined to turn the experience into a positive one, everyone deserves freedom and their basic human rights, and although he stole my freedom, I am determined to do everything in my power to make a difference and share a story of Hope to others.”
Sophie Hayes – Founder
Sophie Hayes Foundation is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales, registered number 7886303.
Registered office: The Sophie Hayes Foundation, 26 York Street, London W1U 6PZ.
Charity registered in England & Wales. Charity Number 1145176.