Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Destiny Rescue Adds Hope to Canvases; Heartfelt Feelings Translate into Artwork for Campaign

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Destiny Rescue Adds Hope to Canvases; Heartfelt Feelings Translate into Artwork for Campaign

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WHEN Destiny Rescue Australia CEO Michelle Winser visited Thailand last month to take part in another rescue, she enjoyed a painting session with some of the girls rescued from Bangkok's red light district.

It was welcome therapy for the girls who expressed on canvas what Destiny Rescue means to them, plus their heartfelt feelings of having been rescued from the hell that is sexual slavery and the happiness they've found in their now safe and happy environment.

The canvas Michelle brought back to Australia featured as the centrepiece at a launch of the Warana- based Destiny Rescue #35rescues35days campaign on November 20 at the One Up Bar in Mooloolaba.

Local sponsors and supporters gathered for an inspirational and fun evening, where they painted a further two canvases, expressing what it means to them to know that they are instrumental in helping to save children from trafficking and sexual abuse.

The three panels together form an extraordinary piece of art, which embodies the feelings of former victims (now survivors) and some of their saviours. …

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