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Support John Ready in his lawsuit against Gloriavale!

$4,040 of $50,000 goal
Given by 59 generous donors in around 5 months

John Ready is taking on Gloriavale in court. Help him raise funds for this David and Goliath battle which will gain international attention.

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John Ready, an ex-Gloriavale member has filed an application in the High Court of New Zealand to examine the role, conduct and actions of Gloriavale’s leadership and trustees to bring to an end the alleged physical, emotional, sexual & spiritual abuse, neglect, and damaging & illegal behaviours in Gloriavale.

John has been using some of the best lawyers in NZ and we are so grateful for their tireless contribution. As yet they have received no payment for their services, but associated legal bills are now mounting up. This has the potential to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Two and a half years ago, John was expelled from Gloriavale with nothing more than $1000 in his pocket, but his wife and children are still inside. The Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust has committed to helping him raise the funds. We have set up this fundraising page exclusively for this purpose.

The court process will be slow and involved and there is no doubt Gloriavale will throw its substantial financial resources to fight it. Will you help John fight for freedom and justice for a group of 600 people still trapped inside, and hundreds of others who have been harmed by this group?

See more about John's case here on NewsHub:

About us

The Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust exists to support people who have left the reclusive Gloriavale Community. We support in practical, financial, spiritual, emotional and educational matters. We employ a support worker & are grateful for your help.

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The funds will be used for the anything associated with the legal case - gathering of evidence, legal fees, court costs etc.

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Dawn on 02 Dec 2020
Good on you.
joanne on 19 Oct 2020
Thank you for being willing to take on this terrible injustice. My prayers are with you
Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust

Thanks very much. Appreciate your donation

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Jacqui on 15 Oct 2020
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Thanks for your contribution - gratefully received

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Thanks for your donation. We appreciate the support!

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Guest Donor on 08 Oct 2020
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Thanks for your contribution. We appreciate the support!

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