Freedom group meets next week

Some of the group's supporters at a previous fundraiser
Some of the group's supporters at a previous fundraiser

Freedom from Torture’s Calderdale Supporters’ Group, founded in the Calder Valley, is set to hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 17.

The event will take place from 7.30pm at the Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Halifax, and the guest speakers will be Keith Best (CEO of Freedom from Torture), Gill Newman (Psychological Therapist at Freedom from Torture) and Karin Oliver (legal officer at St Augustines).

There will also be films and refreshments at the free-to-enter event.

Event spokesperson Angie Barrs said:” We’re trying to have events more widely along the whole of Calderdale.

“We have done book stalls and cake stalls at Todmorden Carnival and Mytholmroyd Gala, and the next stage is to do something in Halifax. This event is for everyone. All are welcome.”

The next meeting, on Saturday, October 5, will be held in the Fielden Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden at 7.30pm.

At the meeting, Will Kaufman will be speaking about and singing the songs of Woody Guthrie.

Entry for the event is free and there is no need to book in advance.

Freedom from Torture is a human rights organisation which works to help survivors of torture to rebuild their lives.

The organisation, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, has been working for 25 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as striving to protect and promote their rights.

Since its inception, over 50,000 individuals have been referred for help.

For more information about the organisation, visit