Saturday, 22 June 2013

Morden vicar set to cycle across Europe for anti-slavery charity

Did you know that human trafficking is the second-fastest growing criminal industry in the world? Now is the time to abolish slavery, in all its many forms, once and for all. (US TIP Report)

The A21 Campaign promoted the following article today:

Rev Gav Murray, minister of Morden Baptist Church, in Crown Lane, Morden, will be pedalling 2,500km across mainland Europe for the Zoe Challenge.
The challenge is named after one of the first girls rescued by British anti-human trafficking charity Hope for Justice.
Zoe was trafficked into the UK for sexual exploitation, suffering from violence at the hands of her controllers.
Mr Murray will be joined by CEO of the charity Ben Cooley and former Emmerdale star Tom Lister.
The team will cross six countries, taking on a gruelling trip from Riga, Latvia to the Dutch port of Rotterdam.
Church members Tim Pollen, Andrew Sadler and Sam Young will join in the ride from Hull to Southampton, arriving in June 1 for an end party.
Mr Murray said: "Hearing Zoe’s shocking story and realising this goes on in the UK inspired me to help Hope for Justice rescue victims of human trafficking. 
"That’s why I’m going through the pain barrier for three weeks to raise £15,000."
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I was really challenged again by this story that it really is not simply in sympathy, but through action that we can actually change the world! I am helping my friend Sharmila with her Run3KForFreedom event on 6th July in support of The A21 Campaign- support this online by donating here or get involved! Research local events in your area and get involved with fundraising and raising awareness today!


Ronell x

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." {Margaret Mead}

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