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FREEDOM FROM SEX TRAFFICKING by Simone Waddell

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Raised by 2 people in 4 months

Hi! I am Simone Waddell, professional singer, voice coach and ambassador for Messenger Rescue  - a reputable anti-sex trafficking organisation, and I need your help.

The evil industry of sex trafficking is darker than words can describe – it is one of the biggest scourges on the planet. A growing number of girls are being reported as trafficking victims globally. Children and even babies are being used and abused. Trafficked girls are typically victims of sexual exploitation, while boys are more often exploited for forced labour.

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As soon as I learned the depths of this issue a number of years ago, I was rocked to my core. This global issue has continually attracted my attention and I have countless times found myself weeping and sobbing over the absolute devastation of lives.

I heard Christine Caine, a well-known speaker, talking about arriving at an overseas airport and seeing multiple “missing person” posters. She asked the friend who met her there, “Why are there so many missing people?” It was explained to her that each missing person was suspected to be a woman who ended up as a sex slave against her will and is now unable to be found, and that sex trafficking was an enormous global issue. I have felt weighted by this ever since that day.


THE GOAL



The dangerous rescue missions done by Messenger Rescue are an ongoing endeavour that requires funds and any available means of support.

Together, with your partnership and this brand new track and music video, “I’m Here To Win” I would like to raise $1000+ for this campaign and an overall increase in awareness of this cause.

I ask for your support by making a donation and then sharing this page to your network.

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The contribution you will make will go towards Messenger Rescue as they fund:    

- Police raids
- Watch Cameras
- Facial Recognition Software (New and really effective tool for prosecuting brothel owners)
- GPS Tracking Unit
- Button Cameras
- Cases for Gear
- Covert gear
- Ongoing operations
-  Aftercare provision
-  Vocational training for the women
-  And more awareness efforts


I cannot do this fight alone...

The goal is to raise significant funding for these missions, but I understand that money can be tight, so please know that even $5 can help.


MESSENGER RESCUE'S ACTIONS: 


The updated statistics of March 29th, 2019 for Messenger Rescue are:

1104    Survivors Rescued

521       Offenders Arrested

63          Operatives: Trained individuals who gather evidence of human trafficking and facilitate rescue missions with local police. Teams include social workers who provide immediate care to survivors in their recovery.

4              Countries of operation

                 - Latin America
                  - Southeast Asia
                  - India
                  - Israel (Mostly Aftercare)

You can read more about the stories behind the rescues HERE! 

This is why it is so important to donate and make a life-changing difference to as many as we possibly can!


MY CONTRIBUTION



Apart from doing my own share of donating, I wanted to specifically help using my gift of music.
I am a professional singer and a vocal coach. Having music as an integral part of my life, I know how powerful music can be…

It can inspire... It can strengthen... It can unite... It can heal…

And the aspect of it that I want to emphasize is music’s power to be the voice of those who have none.

Sadly, there are people in this world who have had their voices stolen. They cannot speak for themselves. In fact, they have had much more than their voices being stolen.  Their innocence, their dignity, their hopes, their dreams, their bodies….

The issue of sex trafficking seems so big and overwhelming, yet I cannot be silent.  I could no longer sit and do nothing, knowing I could potentially be a part of a solution.

Therefore, I partnered with a non-profit record label, Signature Music Design, to produce a 4 song EP called NEW DAY, in order to bring awareness and raise funds.

The inspirational pop EP was produced with love and the intention to be a powerfully uplifting
encouragement for all who listen.

One of the songs on the New Day EP is titled “Won’t Let Me Down”.

However, before it became the song that it is now, it was originally written and titled “I’m Here To Win”.

Together with the launch of this campaign, I want to share with you the video of that song.

This version here below was previously unreleased.



BACKSTORY:


The track “I’m Here To Win” was written a while ago by LeRoix and Chantel Hampton from the American record label Signature Music Design.

Together we created an entire EP called NEW DAY which is dedicated to Messenger Rescue. We began raising money in December 2017 through an online campaign.

Sadly, LeRoix who was my mentor for twenty years, and also the founder of the record label, fell ill during the campaign and he passed away in January 2019. We know his spirit lives on, and the work continues.

We put our heart and soul into writing, recording and mixing NEW DAY and our joint desire was to use music to raise funds and awareness about the horrors of trafficking. It is unbearable to me that so many lives are in bondage to this illegal industry of sex trafficking.

It was a great feat to create a record between Australia and America and Chantel Hampton increasingly and beautifully took over the reins as time went on. Chantel did a huge amount of incredible work on the record as well, including on this track, “I’m Here To Win.” It’s her killer backing vocals that you can hear.

The whole song ended up being rewritten and a new version called “Won’t Let Me Down” was recorded for the NEW DAY EP.

This track - this unreleased version, is still one of my favourites.

An awesome music video was filmed and edited by Michaela Le in Sydney for “I’m Here To Win.” You can view it here on this page and on YouTube .


T
HE MESSAGE OF "I'M HERE TO WIN"


The lyrics speak of having your own back.

Life is not about waiting for anyone else to be loyal or even step up. “No more playing games, I’m here to win... The whole world may come against me, I just won’t let me down.”

The rawness, the message, the power... And after recording for over two decades, I can easily say this is one of the most challenging songs I have ever sung! It requires a huge amount of intensity.

I feel so excited to release this song as I continue the mission birthed by LeRoix.

This, together with the “NOT SILENT” clothing apparel I’ve created, where the proceeds also go to Messenger Rescue, allow me to create awareness, raise funds, and bring FREEDOM to those trapped in sex trafficking.

It’s a privilege to do this work and I feel humbled and grateful to have the opportunity. I don’t want to give up, even if it’s an area that is overlooked by many - especially those in power.


MY PLEA



I call on your generous hearts to help support this campaign. Please give whatever you can, nothing is too small.

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Enjoy the video, and please contact me if you’d like to consider ways that you can join with me as we advance in this much-needed area of justice.

I am asking for your help.

Please take action...

Please take a stand...

Together, let us help as many victims of sex trafficking as we can.

Spread the word: https://www.gofundme.com/newdayheretowin 



Always remember, You Have A Voice.

Love, Simone xx

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