Team cycles for change
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.
‘‘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