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Annabelle Eve Priftis - Young Ambassador
  •  Annabelle Eve Priftis - Young Ambassador  



    My Role as the Tour Of Duty Ambassador:


    Hi, My name is Annabelle Priftis and I am a 16 years old student studying VCE in Melbourne. I’m a singer/songwriter and also an Ambassador for Variety the Children's Charity. I perform professionally at charity events to help raise awareness and much needed funds for these worthy causes.

    Tour of Duty- ‘Run across America’ is the culmination of a group of Australian fire-fighters showing strength and courage through adversity and bringing awareness to a variety of events that need to be remembered through education and acknowledgement.

    I am so incredibly privileged to be the young Ambassador for the Tour of Duty as I am inspired by the message of comradeship and caring for survivors and those lost in tragedy.

    Last year, Australia suffered its worst bushfire in history and nine years ago America suffered the worst terrorist attack in history at the World Trade Centre 9/11 tragedy. Our firefighters are heading over to the United States to share a common bond, show support and to continue the great friendship between our two great nations.

    How can I help?    I have contributed my time willingly for many years to help a variety of organizations and I am hoping that all the friends I've made along the way will stand behind this great event and give their support. I also want to represent youth and ask my peers to get behind us too, both here and in the United States.

    The benefits of this kind of event can be momentous such as when Nelson Mandela decided to use a soccer match to unite his nation. We want to show the world that Australian's are people with courage and have the ability to do anything. We want the American's to be a part of our great country and feel at home when they visit our shores. While we're in America, we'll be gathering various famous Australian's to stand together with us to commemorate the brave servicemen who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and share with them our resilience to stand up after horrific events and share in the American, "We are one, and united we stand" attitude.

    Our Prime Minister Mr. Kevin Rudd has offered his support and so has our Patron, former Prime Minister Mr. John Howard, who was our Prime Minister back in September 11, 2001. I'd like to think that our government leaders in their various capacities would lend their support.
    I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of inspirational people along the way and also looking forward to spending time with American students and share stories.

    I'll be singing the Australian and American National Anthems to share our love of patriotism and our love of our countries. I have co-written a song with James Kempster titled ‘Heroes', which I am hoping will inspire others to get involved and support this magnificent cause. I wrote this song for the Tour of Duty hoping that it shines a light on the great work our emergency servicemen do every day. These guys who risk their lives for us are our nations heroes!


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