Team cy­cles for change

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - TORIKA TOKALAU-CHANDRA

The lack of ex­pe­ri­ence on a bi­cy­cle has not de­terred five mem­bers of the Par­nell Lawn Tennis Club to take on the Tear­fund Poverty Cy­cle Chal­lenge.

Form­ing Team Chain Re­ac­tion, the group in­tends to raise more than $5000 on Au­gust 27 to bat­tle against hu­man traf­fick­ing.

Team mem­ber Karen Lorimer says all, ex­cept one in their team, have not rid­den a bi­cy­cle for 30 to 40 years.

‘‘It is quite a mon­u­men­tal achieve­ment,’’ she says.

‘‘They have bor­rowed their bikes and equip­ment from friends and fam­ily.’’

The team has used all of its re­sources to reach out to con­tacts to raise money, and have been en­cour­aged by the sup­port they have re­ceived.

‘‘Half

Tear­fund fundrais­ing.

‘‘By en­gag­ing in fundrais­ing, peo­ple are ac­tively build­ing a safer world, a world in which our chil­dren can grow up in freedom, not slav­ery.’’

Ac­cord­ing to Tear­fund, $50 helps in the preven­tion and pro­tec­tion of one girl from be­ing traf­ficked.

$5000 helps in re­sourc­ing brothel raid.

Visit www.tear­fund.org.nz to get in­volved. the chal­lenge of Poverty Cy­cle the is a

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