nick\’s my name

March 14, 2006

Trivial Pursuit for Refugees

Filed under: Friends and Family — nicksmyname @ 10:00 pm

Our friend Sean Mullin’s mother is involved with an organisation called the Northern Beaches Refugee Sanctuary. They are doing some great things.

Basically every year the Australian govt gives permits to a certain number of refugees from terribly dangerous places like Sierra Leone to come to Australia legally (I think 6,000)

BUT they only fund flights for a small number of them (I think 2,000). The rest have to try to raise the money to fly over themselves. They only have a limited time to do this and if they don’t they loose the visa. Bad Luck if you’re poor or if you have a big family.

NBRS operate a micro-credit scheme where they loan people $2,000 for their flight over. Then they have two years to pay the money back after they get here. So money donated goes into a rolling fund to help more people come over. Which is a great idea.

She was telling us about them and invited us to their Trivial Pursuit fundraiser on the 25th of March.

We’re crap at Trivial Pursuit so we are hoping that some clever friends will come along and join our table. Tickets are only $20 and it’s on in Randwick, so no major distances to travel.

If you would like to come along please send us an email and we’ll add you to the list etc. All othes are welcome of course too as long as they are very brainy too.

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