On September the 19th 2020, some wonderful young people in Christchurch came together to walk 27km to raise awareness of and funds for Hagar’s work. Why 27Km you ask? Because one person every 27 seconds is sold into slavery somewhere around the world.

Each of these young people had heard about Hagar’s work and the issues that we are tackling in some way and wanted to join us in transforming lives. One participant said:

“I am passionate about Hagar because the work it does changes lives…Even though I am not anywhere close to being athletic, I want to do this walk to raise awareness of the complex and widespread nature of human trafficking while also raising money for an organisation I know is creating change and leading the way in terms of trauma informed care for survivors of extreme abuse.”

Joined by family and friends, these 6 set off from the Sydenham Salvation Army at 9:30 in the morning on the mission to walk to Sumner and back again. Their group goal was to inspire $2700 in donations to Hagar and to try and raise extra funds, some of the girls even wore wedding dresses for the whole walk! Anna, from the Hagar team, met them in Sumner with a nice fish and chip lunch and by 4pm, the very tired and sore crew returned to the Salvation Army having completed that significant distance.

We were so grateful to everybody who participated and for the physical pain that they all pushed through for the sake of raising awareness about our work. But what was super exciting was that the group absolutely smashed their fundraising target! At a final count, they raised $5372 for our work!

Each of the people who participated in this walk are further examples of the fact that everybody can do something to tackle the issues of human trafficking and slavery. It is only because of people like them, and all of our wonderful donors and volunteers, that we can transform the lives of some of the world’s most traumatised.

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By partnering with Hagar, you're supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you. 

Help us Transform Lives

Donate Now

By partnering with Hagar, you're supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you. 

 

Help us Transform Lives

Donate Now

By partnering with Hagar, you're supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you. 

 

Help us Transform Lives

Donate Now

By partnering with Hagar, you're supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you. 

 

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