Meghan Markle writes messages of support on bananas for sex workers 

Meghan Markle writes messages of support on bananas for sex workers 

“It sounds really cheesy, but little things like that when you are out – especially tonight, we can see the weather – just to get that little thing… Meghan took her time out to write that one. It’s lush.”

The 43-year-old, who called herself Sam rather than give her real name, said the couple’s visit was “amazing”.

She said: “It is amazing that they chose to come here. It is heartwarming, and makes you think that these women are not forgotten and not cared about.”

She told them how the charity had helped her in the past. “I was a service user, and One25 was there for me when I had no-one. They helped me keep my children, helped me keep a house.” 

Now, she said she was volunteering for a project which helps women who have quit the life on the streets.

“They helped me move on, and now I am trying to do the same for other women.”

She said she thanked them for choosing to come to One25. “Us women can be forgotten. They seemed to get that. That was lovely.”

Talking about her own past Sam, who was originally from the north of England, said: “I was groomed into prostitution from 14 or 15. I ended up in Bristol, addicted to drugs. I was working in Bristol, and came across One25 on the outreach van. I started going to the drop-in. They loved when I did not love myself. That’s a bit cheesy, but it’s the truth.”

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