Gearing up for challenge

Tennille Boneham will ride across more than 400km in Cambodia to raise funds and awareness for victims of human trafficking. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d413117
Tennille Boneham will ride across more than 400km in Cambodia to raise funds and awareness for victims of human trafficking. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d413117

The Community First Centre based day care co-ordinator is raising money and awareness for victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation with not-for-profit organisation Project Futures.

Australia is considered a destination country for women trafficked from South East Asia, South Korea, China and Eastern Europe for the purpose of sexual exploitation. In 1998, more than 3700 children were known to be working in prostitution throughout Australia.

Mrs Boneham is the co-ordinator for the Ability Arts program and helps people achieve their goals. She is also busy as a mother to twin four-year-old girls and has just got married.

Despite her busy schedule, Mrs Boneham felt compelled to do something to help victims.

‘I breaks my heart to think that women and children are continuing to live in such terrible conditions,’ she said. ‘I want to help any way I can by raising awareness for their plight.’

‘I am halfway to my goal of raising $7000 so I am hoping a few local businesses will come on board and donate some prizes to a planned quiz night.’

Community First will be hosting a quiz night on January 10 at the Peelwood Reserce in Halls Head.

To help, visit personal challenge.gofundraise.com.au/page/BonehamT.