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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RT @stmaryqom: It was our pleasure to host another great IPC meeting. Pupils shared their ideas and projects on how they're creati… https://t.co/qN3kXbQiny
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RT @kguthrieglobal: Thank you William and @stmaryqom for being super hosts for today's International Pupil Council meetIng #GlobalGoals… https://t.co/waQb8P82Jk
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RT @kguthrieglobal: Excellent International Pupil Council meeting today, so many good ideas and action plans @stmaryqom @CliftonSchhttps://t.co/39VFI0tT8G
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A fantastic project being led by our friend, Ibrahim Kamara, in Freetown. He looks to relocate people to safety 🌍 https://t.co/GnGqZ1iU2j
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Our chair spent Hull Freetown Week in both of the twinned cities. Here is the report from that very important week… https://t.co/rJdK91lBSc
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Latest News

A celebration of Hull Freetown week in Freetown

Following the entertaining Freetown Society Open Evening in Hull, I was honoured to represent the Society in Freetown to share

Hull Freetown Week 2017 PowerPoint for schools.

At the Freetown Society, we love to see pupils and teachers across the schools in Hull getting involved in projects

How your donations have helped Freetown.

Our Just Giving page (https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thefreetownsocietyfloodingfund) has reached its final day (14/9.17). The online donations have reached an incredible £7390! The

How we are helping the Regent Community in Freetown.

Quickly following from our first donation to the Conforti Community Organisation, we held discussions with our colleagues both in Hull