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February 2014 News

Music that saves lives

  • Written by  Ian Anderson
Naomi & Noralyn Jowett perform as duo Corinthia Photo: Provided

Toowoomba sisters Naomi and Noralyn Jowett’s music is literally saving lives.

In June last year, local musical duo Corinthia released their debut EP ‘Love Like North’ as a fundraiser for Destiny Rescue – a charity dedicated to the prevention, rescue and restoration of children from sex trafficking.

Naomi and Noralyn set a goal of raising $6000 – the average cost of rescuing four enslaved children from brothels – one child for each song on their four track CD.

On their release night, over $500 was raised.

Now, seven months later, the full figure has been reached.

“It did seem like a huge number to us, but God put that figure in our hearts, so we knew that He would make it happen,” said Noralyn.

“Amazingly enough, it was exactly seven months from the day of our release when we hit the target,” said Naomi.

“We have been amazed and humbled by the generosity of people in Toowoomba.”

Naomi said that people hadn’t just bought their CD – but also given donations, and helped with promoting and selling the CDs.

“It’s so exciting to see that target reached and to think that somewhere out there, four precious girls are going to be getting a new life – and this at the same time as being able to share our music. It’s a double blessing for us,” said Noralyn.

Destiny Rescue started a campaign in 2011 to rescue 100,000 children by 2020, by doubling the amount of children rescued each year.

‘Rescue A Child for $1500’ was among one of the many ways to help support their work.

The sisters hope to continue to support Destiny Rescue and use their music as a platform for positive change in the lives of others.

For more on Corinthia, visit www.facebook.com/CorinthiaMusic

For more on Destiny Rescue, visit www.destinyrescue.org

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