The Freetown Society

The Freetown Society was formed in 1981 after the cities of Hull, UK and Freetown, capital city of Sierra Leone formed a civic partnership in 1979. The Freetown Society is a UK registered charity and it has a sister society, The Hull Society, in Freetown itself. Through these societies members develop a range of projects, partnerships and activities which keep our partnership active and vibrant.

Why Hull, why Freetown?

The two cities share a strong common bond in their links with William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833). The Hull-born member of parliament for Hull was a leading light in the slavery abolition movement. Freetown was established in 1787 as ’The Province of freedom’ a British colony for the re-settlement of freed slaves. After a troubled start the settlement grew, as the slavery reform movement gained strength, with further freed slaves building the colony. A large suburb of Freetown, on one of the city’s highest peaks, is named after Wilberforce.

The work of Wilberforce in promoting freedom is the foundation of Freetown Society’s aims , and the Society is proud to play a role in developing civic, cultural and economic partnerships between our two great cities.

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We'll keep you posted on what the funds are being spent on. The first £200 is for toiletries (2000 soap packs) & sanitation #FreetownFloods
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Thank you to the local media for helping us raise awareness of our fundraising for twinned city of Freetown 🌍👏… https://t.co/VKwa2rmByb
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We now have collection buckets at Hull's Guildhall, @HullMinster, @furleyandco, Afro Caribbean Centre & One Stop in Anlaby #hull #freetown
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A @BBCNews article on today's @RadioHumberside interview with latest from Freetown and our fundraising campaign. https://t.co/Ke411mFw3N
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Thank you to all who continue to support our campaign! Another clip will be on this evening's @looknorthBBC bulleti… https://t.co/L63HCT7xYN
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Latest News

Tragic Flooding and Mud Slides in Freetown

When we saw the awful news coming from Freetown, it was hard to take. It is unimaginable what those people

The successful ‘Clean Freetown’ project.

Over the past year, we have been supporting a project called 'Clean Freetown' run by Gladys Cole and the Freetown City Council.

Rotary Club Grand Charity Concert

The Freetown Mix are always guaranteed to bring flavours of Sierra Leone to Hull and so we promote this fantastic

March 7th Freetown Society Open Evening!

Come, join us on Tuesday 7th March for a fabulous OPEN EVENING Endsleigh, Holy Child Academy Inglemire Ave, Hull  HU6