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August 2015 News

Footy fans raise $12,000 to rescue girls from slavery

  • Written by  Ian Anderson
There was plenty to cheer about at HumeRidge’s State of Origin fund raiser Photo: Kristy Fielder

There was plenty more to cheer about then the score line at last month’s State of Origin fund raiser at HumeRidge Church of Christ.

In fact there were 12,000 good reasons to cheer as $12,000 was raised to go towards the work of Hagar International, rescuing girls from child slavery.

“One could say you aren’t a true Queenslander if you don’t get just a little involved in the excitement of the State of Origin and the inevitable series defeat of NSW – well, almost always,” said HumeRidge communications Pastor Natalie Roy. 

“At HumeRidge, we don’t just get excited about watching a great game, we come together for the purposes of helping transform the lives of young girls who are rescued from child slavery and in doing so honour our Lord, Jesus Christ, by caring for those who can’t care for themselves.” 

“This year we enjoyed a great night of footy and we raised over $12,000. This will see 5 girls sponsored through Hagar. They will have a safe home, go to school and be assisted in overcoming the trauma of child slavery,” said Natalie.

“One night, five lives transformed. Now that’s something to truly celebrate!”

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