Teacher takes a stand on human trafficking

A TEACHER from Park Community School has recently returned from a charity cycle, helping in the ongoing global fight against human trafficking.

Saturday, 3rd June 2017, 6:55 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:41 pm

Simon Waters, 54, has been doing a sponsored mountain bike ride on the Bulgarian-Greek border, to raise money for A21 – a charity that looks to end all forms of slavery across the world.

Simon said: ‘When I first heard about the event I felt that mountain biking 120km would be too hard and that having a target to raise of £10,000 was even harder.

‘Then I remembered that if anything happened to my girls I would be powerless. This event was an opportunity for me to do something for another father’s daughters.

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‘Much of the journey covered the route taken by girls, as they are brought from eastern Europe to western Europe – the purpose was to raise awareness as well as raising funds.’

Currently, Simon has raised £10,353 – if people would like to donate, they can visit justgiving.com/simon-waters4.