Rachel first heard about Hagar when she attended a movie night fundraiser with her mum during her final year of high school. Watching this movie, Rachel learnt about human trafficking and slavery for the first time and decided with her mum that night that they were both going to do what they could to make a difference in this space.
Over the years Rachel has fundraised for Hagar’s work in so many ways. She has held breakfasts, run raffles and over the last few years, has sold fudge, cards, bibs and beeswax wraps at Christmas time. In addition to all of this, Rachel also gives a personal donation every month to Hagar’s work and volunteers however else she can!
Rachel has also had the opportunity to travel to Hagar’s projects in Cambodia and Vietnam. During this trip she was struck by Hagar’s holistic and passionate approach to caring for those that need it most.
“I was able to see a glimpse of the sex trafficking world and developed an overwhelming sense of righteous anger during the whirlwind trip. No one should have to live without feeling safe, without their sense of self or without necessary freedoms. It is what has motivated me over the years to continue supporting Hagar as much as I can using my hobbies to help fundraise and raise awareness. Everyone I have met within the Hagar family are driven to see clients through to the other side, walking with them through the recovery journey for however long it takes. What a powerful testament!”