Grampians locals to come together in support of refugees

Committed Grampians locals will come together on the 27th of April to raise funds for refugee advocacy groups at Folk for Refugees, being held at the Grampians Pioneer Cottages, half-way between Pomonal and Halls Gap.

The event, in its fourth year, will include live music, food and wine, and Grampians views.

PHOTO: Folk for Refugees Poster

Many musicians across Victoria are donating their time for the laid-back afternoon tea; acts include Alister Turrill, Steph Bitter, Trevor Petrie, The Recalcitrants, Khal Lawton and Row Boy.

Folk for Refugees organiser Corinne Leachy said that the live music event had been popular amongst locals for the past few years, raising more than $12,000.

The majority of funds raised have been donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.  The resource centre, along with advocating on behalf of refugees, has also helped people to get back on their feet.

“We are all very passionate about raising awareness of refugees and asylum seekers and we welcome anyone who wants to come along and help make the event a success again,” said Ms Leachy.

“We’d also love to hear from anyone who is interested in volunteering on the day, whether it’s behind the bar, on the barbecue or elsewhere.”

The event will run from 3pm to 9pm on Saturday the 27th of April at 58 Pioneer Lane (off Birdswing Road) Halls Gap.

Tickets are available HERE and cannot be purchased on the day.

Volunteers are also appreciated. Anyone able to help can contact Corinne Leachy on 5356 4402.