Rallying against slavery

Paul Kirton and Alan Easton

Paul Kirton and Alan Easton at High Street Road Uniting Church.

Once more High Street Uniting Church will be hitting out against slavery and there is still time to get involved.

From noon on Friday to 3pm on Saturday dedicated table tennis players will show off their prowess at the Mt Waverley church as they take part in the annual Ping-Pong-A-Thon.

The event raises money to support eight organisations in South East Asia who are combating slavery in various ways.

Participants will also be educated about what they can do to put an end to human trafficking.

Former High Street Road youth group member and church treasurer Stephen Lowe is the organiser of the Ping-Pong-A-Thon.

He says people can still sign up to play, donate or even just turn up to cheer what promises to be some tightly contested matches.

“We have Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants sending a team to play a group of young people doing a drug rehab program and a third group of golfers from a local private golf club,” Stephen said.

“This will make for a fascinating mix of people all working together for the freedom of exploited young people in South East Asia.”

The Ping-Pong-A-Thon was started by Melburnian Adrian Rowse and has raised $1.25 million to combat slavery from events held around Australia since 2011.

To learn more and sign up to play and/or donate to the High Street Road Ping-Pong-A-Thon go to https://www.pingpongathon.com/mtwaverleyvic.

You can also learn more at the campaign’s Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/PingPongAThon/.




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