Luke Jacobz is a ‘Dreamboat’, James Kerley is a ‘Reagle Beagle’ and Jarryd Hayne is an ‘I’m Ron Burgundy’, but the big question is… which one will you be this Bow Tie Friday?
Australian anti-human trafficking charity, Project Futures, has once again joined forces with The Salvation Army for Bow Tie Friday on Friday 7th September in an effort to raise awareness and funds to combat the global scourge of human trafficking.
Bow Tie Friday forms part of Project Futures’ annual Stella Fella campaign which aims to publicly recognise Australian men who uphold strong values, integrity and a commitment to protect and value all women. Five Stella Fella Finalists have been announced from the nominees over the past month and the winner will be known at next week’s Finals Party at Upstairs Beresford.
Blokes from around the country are being called to purchase a 100% silk Bow Tie from stellafella.com and wear it with pride on Bow Tie Friday (Friday the 7th of September). All profits from the sale of the bow ties go directly to The Salvation Army’s safe house for trafficked women – the only one of its kind in Australia. Project Futures will have a stall set up at Wynyard Park from 7am this Friday and volunteers will be selling bow ties to the public.
Celebrity ambassadors such as X-Factor host Luke Jacobz, radio duo Fitzy and Wippa, Channel 10’s Matt Doran and NRL star Jarryd Hayne are all throwing their support behind this year’s Bow Tie Friday.
“Bow Tie Friday is a fun and quirky way for Aussie men to make a public statement against the human trafficking trade, while also declaring their love and respect for women,” said Project Futures founder and CEO, Stephanie Lorenzo.
“By wearing a bow tie, you’ll not only be looking smart for the ladies, you’ll also be helping to make a practical contribution in the lives of men and women who have escaped this horrendous trade.
“Every little bit of awareness and money we can raise through Bow Tie Friday will help us work towards abolishing human trafficking and sexual exploitation,” said Ms Lorenzo.
Bow ties are the perfect accessory for the modern man with a conscience for social justice and fashion and come in a range of styles including ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘The Churchill’, ‘Lover not a fighter’ and, of course, ‘I’m Ron Burgundy’.
To purchase a bow tie or for more information on Bow Tie Friday, head to www.stellafella.com.
Project Futures is an Australian not for profit organisation that exists to raise awareness and funding with the aim of combating sex trafficking globally. The organisation is run by a powerful and passionate network of socially engaged professionals. Funds raised through Project Futures initiatives go towards local and international anti-trafficking projects of which Project Futures are partnered with.