Bunbury Ping Pong-A-Thon to begin at 6pm on Friday, October 18

Giving it a go: Amy Hadlow, James Charleson, Charlotte Hadlow, Rachel Hadlow, Tim Wheeldon, and Trevor Wolfe are all preparing for Ping Pong-A-Thon 2019. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Giving it a go: Amy Hadlow, James Charleson, Charlotte Hadlow, Rachel Hadlow, Tim Wheeldon, and Trevor Wolfe are all preparing for Ping Pong-A-Thon 2019. Photo: Thomas Munday.

The Bunbury community will take part in a fundraising campaign unlike any other, later this month.

Ping Pong-A-Thon 2019 will be held at the Bunbury Vineyard Church, on Wellington Street, from 6pm on Friday, October 18 to 6pm on the 19th.

The 24-hour event will bring together teams from around the Greater Bunbury region for a noble cause.

The participants are inviting family members and friends to help sponsor their efforts.

Held in Australia and the United States, the fundraising and advocacy campaign raises awareness to combat human trafficking and slavery.

Funds raised will go towards several organisations working to stop the exploitation of young people in South-East Asia.

Bunbury event co-organisers Rachel Hadlow and Tim Wheeldon said they were still looking for more participants.

"The event has gradually been gaining in strength over the past few years," Ms Hadlow said.

"There are 40.3 million slaves around the world. The human trafficking industry actually raises more money than the drug trade.

"Ping Pong-A-Thon is a really fun way of raising awareness and raising funds."

This year's Ping Pong-A-Thon initiative has so far raised almost $164,000 worldwide.