News | 05 Mar 2019

Northholm Students supporting DESTINY RESCUE

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Year Eleven students, Emma Mercieca, Ciaran Dyson and Ella Cotrona have chosen to support Destiny Rescue through a series of school and community events this year.

 Destiny Rescue is an internationally-recognised Christian non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade. Their vision is to rescue the sexually exploited and enslaved, restore the abused, protect the vulnerable, empower the poor and be a voice for those who can’t speak up for themselves. They currently operate various programs in Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Dominican Republic and India. 

“The fact that there are so many children around the world the same age as us, placed in unimaginable and horrific situations that they cannot escape from is the reason why we have chosen to support such a great charity” said Emma. “We believe the Free Fall for Freedom campaign is a fantastic way to promote the severity of this issue as well as raising money to save children from such terrible circumstances. To give someone an opportunity of freedom and a new start to life is such a rewarding goal we know we can achieve with your help”.

The goal for their first event is to raise $2300 and to do this, Ella and Mr Turbott, Drama teacher at Northholm, have both volunteered to take part in the Free Fall for Freedom campaign which requires them to “free fall” from a plane to raise money through sponsorship