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Social Responsibility

Ofsure recognises the importance that companies should place on Social Responsibility, as a result we are involved in two initiatives. Ofsure is the main sponsor of James Ketchell, an inspirational man who has achieved so much over the past few years in the face of adversity.  Ofsure is also a key sponsor of Kindled Spirit, a newly formed charity focussing on raising awareness of the issue of human trafficking, especially children and supporting the victims of this crime against humanity.

About James

On 1st February 2014, James became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world.
 
Seven years prior to all this, he was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs as well as a severely broken and dislocated ankle. The prognosis was that he was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment and would certainly not be able to continue the active physical lifestyle he had enjoyed up to that point.

About Kindled Spirit

Human trafficking, or modern day slavery is an abhorrent crime that affects 161 countries across the globe. It is now second only to the international drugs trade in terms of profitability. The trade is worth an estimated $31bn per annum.

  • It is estimated that over 2.5 million people at any one time are in forced labour as a result of trafficking, of which 1.2 million are children
  • 95% of all victims trafficked experience physical or sexual violence.
  • Circa 45% of those trafficked end up in the commercial sex industry, of which 98% are women and girls.
  • Most girls are trafficked between the ages of 9 – 14 years.

Kindled Spirit is a dedicated initiative with the sole aim of raising awareness, providing programme support to the victims of trafficking, especially children.