Trolley Walkers Push to Stranraer

The trolley pushers who arrived in Stranraer on Monday
The trolley pushers who arrived in Stranraer on Monday

A three-man team walking from Thurso to Stranraer whilst pushing a shopping trolley arrived in Stranraer on Monday afternoon raising £50,000 to help fight human trafficking.

Every penny raised goes straight to anti-human trafficking charity Free For Life International.

The team is made up of staff from Edinburgh-based letting agent 1st Choice Property Management - who also have branches in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Falkirk and Stirling- and supporters of the cause.

They are walking bearing the slogan ‘Kids are Not For Sale’ to raise awareness of the blight of human trafficking which sees children being sold like commodities around the world into slavery and often into the sex industry.

1st Choice Property Management Director David Headley said: “This walk has been very challenging in a number of ways but we are in good spirits and pressing on.

“We want to raise the voice of the unheard voices and make a statement to the nation that children are not for sale. Of course, the problem is not just with children but with adults too.

“It is estimated that around 27 million adults and 13 million children around the world are victims of human trafficking.

“I have personally been to Nepal and met victims of this crime. When you hear about the grim reality of human trafficking and the scale of the problem it is unavoidable – something has to be done. This is just our contribution to the solution.”