Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Bikes to Combat Trade in Lives

Media Release

Bikes to Combat Trade in Lives

Every 30 seconds a child is trafficked in the world. TEAR Fund is challenging Kiwi cyclists to change this appalling statistic by using their bikes to help stop these children from having their innocence stolen. By taking part in TEAR Fund’s annual Poverty Cycle, you can help combat this criminal trade in lives.

The Poverty Cycle is a road relay race that pits teams of six against each other to complete six laps of a 20km circuit.

Last year’s Poverty Cycle saw key businesses, schools, groups and clubs cycling together to raise $96,000 which was used to help fight trafficking in Southeast Asia and Nepal. The money raised helped TEAR Fund’s partners to rescue 39 girls held in bondage in Southeast Asia, prosecuted 12 offenders and enabled our partners to move into a new community in Nepal to help protect and rehabilitate the most vulnerable women and children there.

TEAR Fund now wants to extend the same opportunity to local businesses, individuals, schools, and clubs to participate in this worthwhile challenge this year.

Mike Pollok, Managing Director of Ricoh New Zealand spoke highly of last year’s race saying “Ricoh has entered a team in the Poverty Cycle each year since it began, and we'll be back for 2014! It’s proven to be a professionally run event that encourages team work, exercise and friendly competition between corporates. Most importantly though, the Poverty Cycle has been very effective in highlighting and raising valuable funds for organisations that are doing incredible work in transforming lives.”

The money raised in the Poverty Cycle this year, is going towards preventing and rehabilitating women and children caught up in human trafficking in Southeast Asia. A portion of the funds will also go towards a mentoring programme for vulnerable youth here in New Zealand.

The event will be happening on August the 30th at the Ti Papa Events Centre in Clevedon, Auckland.

For more information or to register for the challenge go to www.povertycycle.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.

John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,

I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>

“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>

Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news