dine for freedom: a restaurant revolution against slavery

Support the fight against modern slavery, one meal at a time.
dine for freedom

Join the Dine for Freedom movement and make a difference, whether you’re a restaurant or a passionate customer in Bristol.  

Dine for Freedom invites restaurants and customers to make a difference by adding a voluntary £1 donation to their bills, all in support of Unseen. 

By becoming a part of this initiative, you will play a vital role in championing a critical cause. Your contribution will not only support victims and survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking, but it will also help to raise awareness of these issues. 

How Dine for Freedom works - what restaurant owners need to know

Getting involved in Dine for Freedom is straightforward:

  • Start by filling out the sign-up form.
  • Upon signing up, you’ll receive a welcome pack, including information and posters to display in your restaurant.
  • With our step-by-step instructions, add the £1 onto your till or ePOS system to raise as much as possible with minimal work for staff. 
  • Your customers have the option to remove the donation from their bill at any time by simply notifying their server. 
  • Track your restaurant’s impact by producing a report of donation amounts. 
  • At the end of each month, make your donation to Unseen.
Join Dine for Freedom and you will
  • Be recognised as a trailblazing restaurant that champions human rights.
  • Enhance your dedication to responsible business practices.
  • Boost customer loyalty and satisfaction.
  • Elevate your performance in reaching ESG and SDG targets.
  • Unlock potential marketing opportunities that come with your involvement.
What we offer in return

As a member of our Dine for Freedom scheme, your restaurant can also:

  • Get access to modern slavery awareness sessions for your staff.
  • Receive free, eye-catching posters and table cards that communicate your involvement and the purpose of the donation. 
  • Utilise our social media pack, equipped with ready-to-use content, to effectively promote the scheme across your social platforms.
  • Be featured on Unseen’s website.
  • Use Unseen’s logo to demonstrate your commitment to the fight against modern slavery.
  • Get involved with exciting employee engagement opportunities, including team skydives
What can customers do?

You can support Dine for Freedom in two simple ways: 

  1. Dine at our partner restaurants: look for our partner restaurants below and enjoy a meal knowing that a voluntary £1 donation is supporting Unseen’s cause. Your dining experience can make a difference. 
  2. Share on social media: spread the word by sharing your dining experience and the Dine for Freedom project on your social media platforms using the hashtag #DineForFreedom. Encourage others to get involved and raise awareness. Don’t forget to tag us! 
How you will make a difference

Whether you’re a restaurant or a customer at one of our partner restaurants, your generous contributions could enable us to finance crucial aspects of our organisation. For example: 

Join Dine for Freedom

Are you a restaurant interested in joining Dine for Freedom? Fill out the sign-up form, and we’ll be in touch with more information on how to get started.

Dine for Freedom members

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Justine Currell

As I came to understand more about the issue, including through a visit to an Unseen safehouse, I knew I needed to do more to stop this abuse and exploitation.

For the last five years of my Civil Service career, I was the Modern Slavery Senior Policy Advisor in the Home Office and led on development of the Modern Slavery Act, including the transparency in supply chains provision and business guidance.

I joined Unseen to lead the development of the Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline, and Unseen’s work with businesses. I am regularly called upon to present at national and international conferences and use my experience of working with Ministers to influence other governments internationally to take action to address modern slavery and, in particular, business supply chain issues.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, music, reading and travelling.

Andrew Wallis

What ultimately compelled me to act was a report on how people from Eastern Europe were being trafficked through Bristol airport to the USA. Kate Garbers, who went on to be an Unseen Director, and I wrote to all the city councillors, MPs and the Police Chief Constable challenging them on the issue. The challenge came back to us: this city needs safe housing for trafficked women. And so Unseen began.

But we never wanted Unseen to be just about safe housing. We wanted to end slavery once and for all, and that remains our driving focus.

I chaired the working group for the Centre for Social Justice’s landmark report “It Happens Here: Equipping the United Kingdom to Fight Modern Slavery”. This is now acknowledged as the catalyst behind the UK’s Modern Slavery Act of 2015. It was a great honour to be awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours that year. On the other hand, I’ve also been described as “the loveliest disrupter you could ever hope to meet”.

This job has taken me from building flat-pack furniture for safehouses, to working with businesses to address slavery in supply chains, to delivering training, raising awareness and advising governments around the world.

When not at work, I enjoy travelling, spending time with my dog Harley, cooking, supporting Liverpool and Yorkshire CC, music (I’m a former DJ) and endurance events such as the Three Peaks Challenge and Tribe Freedom Runs – which I vow never to do again. Until the next time.