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 have its first face to face meeting since COVID-19 on this Saturday, October 10, at Wauchope Arts Hall, from 10am.

The group's main aim is to raise awareness of the plight of asylum seekers and lobby our local, state and federal government for a just policy.

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

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

Support ranges from English lessons, to accommodation assistance, advocacy, help with social services, and social and emotional support.

The group also works with Home Among the Gum Trees - an organisation that offers refugees supported holidays in regional Australia.

For more go to the group's website at http://www.mncrefugeesupport.org/, or contact the secretary at mncrsg@gmail.com.