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The Welcome Group Inc Ball: Hosts Debra Byrne & Russell Fletcher, Performances Debra Byrne And Scott Wilson.

The Welcome Group Inc Ball: Hosts Debra Byrne & Russell Fletcher, Performances Debra Byrne And Scott Wilson. - Has Ended

 3 Oct, 2014 - 3 Oct, 2014
 Fri 6:00pm - Fri 11:00pm
 186 Exhibition Street
  Melbourne, VIC
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The Welcome Group Inc is hosting our first ever Fundraising Ball. 

It marks our official 12 months of being a compassionate volutneer group dedicated to supporting refugees across Melbourne and humanising the refugee debate. 

We run our 5 programs through amazing volunteer efforts and donations helping refugees referred to us from Red Cross, AMES and New Hope: 

 Bridging the Gaps: a material aid donation exchange supplying homes with kitchenware, linen, clothing, white goods and toys

 Created in Welcome: activating the arts to humanise the refugee debate

Green Thumbs: creating kitchen gardens for refugees and gaining Community Garden access for refugees

School of Welcome: providing resources and programs for schools in order to teach children the truth about seeking asylum

Share the Music: musical exchange for refugees and empowering Melbourne musicians to humanise the refugee debate

The night will be hosted by Russell Fletcher, comedian extraordinaire and Debra Byrnes, one of Melbourne's favourite performers. We will have a star performance by Melbourne musician Scott Wilson of his song "Get Out While You Can" and a performance by Debra. 

Book a whole table of 10 - 13 people, or just come along and meet some new people.

There will be a two course sit down meal with drinks at bar prices, plenty of dancing and great people and great door prizes. 

Dress code: Semi formal or be brave and explore your or a new culture and come in traditional cultural clothing. 

Call Rydges Hotel and ask about available discount parking and hotel rooms on the night as a guest at Bobby McGees.

If you are booking a whole table or coming with friends please email with a list of your table members names.  

18+ years to be permitted entry. 


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The Welcome Group is for those who want to extend a welcome to refugees via every day acts and who want to help humanise the refugee debate. Vision: To support refugees and humanise the refugee debate Mission: We are a non-political community focused group that aims to have a direct impact on the support of newly arrived refugees. The Welcome Group Inc deliver programs to support newly arrived refugees in the community with a focus on those on Bridging Visa E’s with no work rights. We don’t reinvent the wheel but work with existing organisations under a strengths based model of empowerment to fill service gaps.

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