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Sandstone Press launches charity partnership for Stolen Lives

Sandstone Press has announced a partnership with anti-slavery charity Unseen as they prepare to publish Stolen Lives: Human Trafficking and Slavery in Britain Today by Louise Hulland.

£2 for every copy of Hulland’s hard-hitting book pre-ordered from Sandstone’s online shop will be donated to Unseen. Sandstone’s Managing Director, Robert Davidson, says ‘Sandstone Press is delighted to support the fine charity that is Unseen – the importance of the work it does has only become more apparent as we’ve worked with Louise Hulland on Stolen Lives.’

Louise Hulland is equally pleased with the partnership. ‘When I signed to Sandstone Press to write Stolen Lives, it was because the team understood how imperative it is to bring the issue of human trafficking and slavery to the world. I knew they were the publisher for me. When I found out they intended to donate £2 of every pre-order via their site to Unseen, I was even more delighted. Unseen do incredible work fighting slavery and this partnership perfectly exemplifies how working together can bring change.’

About the book:

136,000 people in the UK are in some form of slavery. This is big business, generating more than £120 billion annually for criminal organisations across the world.

Stolen Lives examines trafficking and slavery in Britain, hearing from those on the front line, including the police and charities involved with support and recovery. Powerful and moving testimony from survivors reveals the individual stories behind the headlines and charts one young woman’s terrifying and ultimately inspiring journey to freedom and independence. Finally, it shows us what we can do to make a difference.

About Unseen:

Since 2008 Unseen UK has supported survivors to regain their safety, hope and independence after being trafficked and exploited. As well as supporting survivors, they take a collaborative, strategic approach to help end the heinous crime. They work in the following ways:

Supporting survivors: Unseen works on the frontline delivering safehouse and outreach support to the most vulnerable survivors in the UK.

Equipping partners: They train frontline professionals and businesses to spot the signs of modern slavery and report it.

Influencing systemic changes: They use their experience and research to impact and inspire transformation across legislation, policy, and society.

Contact Ceris Jones on or 07802 724 298 for further information

Louise Hulland

Louise Hulland