Mid North Coast Refuge Support Group to hold first face to face meeting, October 10

Meeting: Members of the Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group will host a meeting in Wauchope on October 10.
Meeting: Members of the Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group will host a meeting in Wauchope on October 10.

The Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group will be having its first face to face meeting since C OVID-19 on Saturday October 10.

The meeting is at Wauchope Arts Hall, starting at 10am.

The group's main aim is to raise awareness of the plight of asylum seekers, particularly in the Australian context and lobby local, state and federal government for just policy regarding asylum seekers.

It also raises financial support for various local and national initiatives and causes relating to asylum seekers.

The group has facilitated the resettlement of several refugees - mostly Tamil people from Sri Lanka - to live in Port Macquarie and to work, study and contribute to the local region.

This support ranges from English lessons, accommodation assistance, advocacy, help with social services such as Centrelink as well as social and emotional support.

The group also collaborates with Home Among the Gum Trees which is an organisation who offers refugees supported holidays in regional parts of Australia.

New members are welcome and can find out more via its website, Facebook page, attending the annual meeting or contacting the secretary via email at mncrsg@gmail.com

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