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Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year for 2014 brings The Rescue Movement to NSW

21 August 2014

Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year for 2014 brings The Rescue Movement to NSW

When most 16 year olds were focusing on fashion and boys, Jordyn Archer was raising thousands of dollars to rescue young children from human trafficking.

Now 22 years old, the recently nominated Queensland Young Australian of the Year is bringing her fundraising concerts, The Rescue Movement, to NSW.

"We have more slaves today in the world, than at any other point in history. More than half of these slaves are poverty-stricken young girls who are sold to traffickers, under false promises made to their parents that they'll earn money from well-paid jobs."

"It's a horrible tragedy, but I started The Rescue Movement to show people that we can all do our part to end child slavery," said Jordyn Archer.

On August 30, an impressive line-up of celebrities and local entertainment, including Genesis- Australia’s Got Talent Finalist, will perform to an expected crowd of seven hundred. 

Matt Adamson, Former NSW State of Origin player, NRL player and now Coach of the Melbourne Storm is a big supporter of The Rescue Movement and Destiny Rescue. 

“During my Rugby League career, I’ve been inspired by many performances on the field but none more than Young Queensland Australian of the Year Jordyn Archer. Jordyn is a true inspiration giving herself to helping young girls out of sex slavery, while inspiring others to grow as individuals and stretch themselves away from their own personal comfort zone.”

“It’s an  honour for me to endorse “The Rescue Movement” and encourage all Australians to get behind the raw passion of this amazing 22 year girl and help us rescue children as young as 5 from the sex slave trade that is now greater than any other time in history.”

Over the past six years, Jordyn’s fundraising concerts have raised over $30,000 for Destiny Rescue, an Australian charity which frees young girls from sex-trafficking and provides them with a home, skills training and a fresh start to life. 

Jordyn currently works for Destiny Rescue and has lived in Cambodia, working with Destiny Rescue girls to teach them English and dancing, and managing the café which employs some of the girls.

To buy tickets, visit www.therescuemovement.org

For media interviews, contact Jordyn Archer on 0406 872 411

 

2014 National Nominee Young Australian of the Year

Jordyn Archer

Child protection activist

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