ONCE Tony and Margaret Boothroyd saw for themselves the work of Zoe's Children's Home in rescuing children from human trafficking in Thailand, they could not help but continue the fund-raising efforts started by their daughter, Rachael.
In four years the Boothroyds have been at the centre of an $80,000 fund-raising effort for Zoe's - a Christian organisation whose main focus is rescuing children sold, or at risk of being sold, into prostitution and slavery.
Founded by Americans Michael and Carol Hart, Zoe's provides a home, health, nutrition and scholarships for orphans to pursue further education.
The organisation also runs a human trafficking awareness program in Thai villages.
According to Zoe's website, non-government organisations believe there are between 200,000 and 300,000 prostitutes in Thailand and that there are an estimated 60,000 prostitutes aged 18 or under.
The Boothroyds most recent trip to Thailand was with 11 supporters from Kiama in July.
"The reason we went the first time was to make sure the money was getting to the right place," Mr Boothroyd said.
"One hundred per cent of what we raise has to be for the children."
This year's Hope Concert Against Human Trafficking will be held on Saturday, October 26, at the Pavilion, Kiama.
Tickets are $60 per person which includes a two-course dinner.
Bar facilities and tea and coffee will be available.
The evening will include a silent auction and raffle.