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Richard Knowler
Amount Raised
$1,485.00
Goal $2,000.00

My Message

On October 2nd, I am once again mounting my bike and riding 100 gruelling km (all uphill) to raise funds to help with the rehabilitation of enslaved, abused, and traumatised children in Cambodia.

I have been getting back in shape for this year's Ride and am planning on doing the full 100km, after a difficult two years.

My problems, though, are nothing compared to what the young victims of trafficking experience, which drives me to continue raising awareness about this tragic issue that destroys lives.

Ratanak has been making progress in educating families about the dangers of trafficking. However, there is still a market for the boys and girls, who are tricked into leaving their families or kidnapped away to live a short life of torture and abuse.

The work Ratanak does includes child sex trafficking prevention programs, rehabilitation centres for rescued children, life/job skills for former sex slaves and education and medical programs for children at risk.

In 2008 I was part of a team that renovated a former brothel, turning it from a hell-hole to a place of hope. Rahab’s House was the first step to transforming a small town from being Cambodia’s world-centre for child prostitution and pornography into a place where children could grow up without fear of been sold into the sex trade. Many changes have taken place since then, and the village of Svay Pak has been transformed – but children are still being abused and trafficked to other parts of the world. It has just gone underground. Ratanak has a much larger presence now and is gradually changing the old paradigm where it okay to abuse and torture children.

It costs approximately $10,000 a year to provide the medical, psychological and educational services to the children rescued from the sex slavery trade. It can take 5-8 years before they are able to integrate back into Cambodian society. These girls, some as young as five, were violently raped up to 10 times nightly on weekdays and up to 25 times on weekends by foreigners. With no one to protect them, they are vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and eventually death.

Will you help me raise funds again this year to help rehabilitate rescued children and reunite them with their families. Click on the secure link below to access my fundraising page

http://ride.w-ith.me/riknowler 

Thank you

Richard Knowler

Event Date
Oct 2, 2021 12:00 AM
Location Name
Ratanak International

My Team

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My Supporters

Victoria Dengler left a message
Sep 16, 2021 12:46 PM
Hope you have a fantastic ride!
Victoria Dengler donated $50.00
Sep 16, 2021 12:45 PM
Marion and Bill left a message
Sep 13, 2021 3:25 PM
All the best as you Ride on for Ratanak, Richard!
Marion and Bill Stroet donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 13, 2021 3:25 PM
Mary Munro left a message
Sep 12, 2021 3:24 PM
Wishing you a 'sunny' ride Richard. God Bless.
Mary Munro donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 12, 2021 3:24 PM
Hannah Reilly donated $20.00
Sep 11, 2021 7:08 PM
Yuri left a message
Sep 9, 2021 5:46 PM
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Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 9, 2021 5:46 PM
Sev left a message
Sep 7, 2021 10:02 PM
All the best Richard! Thank you!!
Friend of the RIDE! donated $100.00
Sep 7, 2021 10:02 PM
Jim McCarthy left a message
Aug 30, 2021 5:51 PM
Best of luck on the ride this year, Richard.
Jim McCarthy donated $100.00
Aug 30, 2021 5:51 PM
Vanessa left a message
Aug 25, 2021 7:00 PM
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help these precious children. God bless you!
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 25, 2021 6:58 PM
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 25, 2021 10:42 AM
Teresa AU-YEUNG donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 23, 2021 10:56 PM
Christine Curley donated $50.00
Aug 23, 2021 2:50 PM
Christine Curley left a message
Aug 23, 2021 2:47 PM
Wishing you good luck & good weather.
Barb Mennie left a message
Aug 23, 2021 12:44 PM
Thanks for doing this!
Barb Mennie donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 23, 2021 12:43 PM
Lois Leonard donated $50.00
Aug 23, 2021 11:57 AM
Lara Hunter left a message
Aug 23, 2021 8:13 AM
Good luck on the ride!
Lara Hunter donated $50.00
Aug 23, 2021 8:12 AM
Brian Dennehy left a message
Aug 23, 2021 1:56 AM
Richard, Thank you for your concern for the young people of Cambodia
Brian Dennehy donated $50.00
Aug 23, 2021 1:54 AM
Eileen Sullivan left a message
Aug 22, 2021 11:24 PM
Have a great ride and hope it isn't all uphill. Take care too. Hugs
Eileen Sullivan donated $50.00
Aug 22, 2021 11:23 PM
Elma Anderson left a message
Aug 22, 2021 8:57 PM
Hi Richard.I am happy to support you again for$100:00.
Yan Ho left a message
Aug 22, 2021 5:36 PM
Wishing you a successful ride. Hoping for a nice cool pleasant day to enjoy the ride while fund raising for a worthwhile cause.
Yanho Hui donated $100.00
Aug 22, 2021 5:27 PM
Maureen Cowin donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 22, 2021 12:28 PM
Friend of the RIDE! donated $150.00
Jun 17, 2021 5:20 PM