22 Aril 2018 at 2.30 pm SANCTUARY REFUGEE CHARITY CONCERT | BELLINGEN MEMORIAL HALL NSW
The Sanctuary Helfgott Anniversary Concert will be held on Sunday, April 22nd at the Bellingen Memorial Hall, starting at 2.30pm.
This wonderful event will celebrate 30 years of Sanctuaryâ s work with refugees from all backgrounds.
Renowned international concert pianist DAVID HELFGOTT (of â~Shineâ fame) will be performing the classics, after recent sell-out concerts in Europe. David will be joined by Rosabella Stephen, trombonist, playing Rachmaninoff's 'Vocalize'.
Syrian musician Ali Eibo, former refugee, will perform the beautiful music of his homeland on the tanbur, a classic instrument of the Middle East area.
After the concert everybody is invited to join David and Ali for fine wine and delicious food, all included. There are also fantastic raffle prizes on offer.
Tickets are $65 online booking https://www.stickytickets.com.au/65756/
or ph.: 66522127
Sanctuary is multi-award winning, independent registered charity which began in Coffs Harbour in April 1988, and was set up to sponsor, welcome and assist refugees with all aspects of settlement into their new community. (See www.sanctuaryaustraliafoundation.org.au)
Since then, Sanctuary has inspired and initiated 10 Sanctuary groups across the nation, all following their successful model, and settled over 3,000 refugees from many war-torn areas of the world, both nationwide and locally. Based on their work, the government formally made Coffs Harbour a contract area for refugee settlement in 2002, as it continues today.
As an independent registered charity, Sanctuary continue to run solely on the generosity of volunteers, donors, business and small private grants, and receives no government funding.