In August I am taking part in the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim, a challenging and symbolic race across the Bosphorus river in Istanbul, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

With more people living in slavery today than at any other point in history, I am doing this to raise awareness of the global modern slavery crisis and to support survivors and their children.

Since 2022, WE Soda has had a partnership with the charity Hestia, helping people in crisis to rebuild their lives. The partnership supports survivors of modern slavery and their children to reclaim their lives and build a future free from exploitation.

I want to play my part in raising awareness of this important work and to fundraise for a programme that WE Soda also supports - Hestia’s Children’s Activity Fund.

This Fund ensures the mums and children within Hestia’s services can access fun, wellbeing activities during the school holidays, aimed at building their confidence, allowing the children to re-engage with normal childhood activities, and ultimately support their recovery from trauma.

Every penny raised will help the children to rebuild their lives. Thank you for your support!

Rob Soper