Unseen Caseworker Eva Daly has been selected as a Batonbearer in the prestigious Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Eva is one of Unseen’s frontline workers, providing critical face-to-face support for those escaping human trafficking and modern slavery.
To recognise her work and help raise awareness of the issue, Eva will carry the Baton on the Bristol part of its journey through England on its way to the Commonwealth Games.
Says Eva: “I didn’t tell anyone at first; I couldn’t quite believe it. You don’t get many opportunities like this in life so I’m going to throw myself into it.
“It’s so nice for people to have said such nice things about me and the work I do, but I really don’t stand out any more than the rest of the team here at Unseen; they’re all amazing.
“I’ll certainly be thinking of the whole team and all the people we’ve worked with when I’m running with the Baton.”
Watch the film about Eva, below.
About Commonwealth Baton relay
The relay began in October 2021 and is now on the final leg of its journey to all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
Eva was nominated to carry the Baton by Sport Relief, a charity partner of the Commonwealth Games and one of Unseen’s funders.
Samir Patel, Chief Executive of Comic Relief, which runs the Sport Relief campaign, says: “It’s a huge honour for Eva to be part of the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay and we are so proud of her. This Relay not only marks the start of an incredible summer of sport, it is also an example of how sport has the power to unite and connect people across the UK and the globe.
Sport Relief funds go towards Unseen’s work supporting survivors in our safehouses and in the community, as well as our 24-hour Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline.
Find out more about how we work with survivors as well as first-hand testimonies from survivors themselves.