Thursday, December 2, 2021

Highlights of the year

Our members have been very generous in making donations to support individuals both in our area and for those in detention waiting for the opportunity to be resettled in Canada. 

Thank you to all our members who responded to our requests for money. Every time we have asked for financial support our members have responded immediately. 

This is so heartening especially in a year when many people are struggling financially. 

There are many ways that our members continue to provide support to the families who have settled here. Members continue to provide ongoing accommodation. Our members have also helped throughout the year with transport, job seeking, completing forms, negotiating complicated systems and simply keeping in touch which is possibly the most important of all. 

Although we have not been able to host any families for a holiday through Home Among the Gum Trees (HAGT) this year, we made a donation to HAGT Sydney who has been providing financial support to Asylum Seekers who have lost jobs because of covid and are unable to access Centrelink benefits.

Because of covid we have had limited opportunities to meet and enjoy social events. However, we were fortunate to be able to meet at Tin and Ian’s house in June.

It was so nice to get together, have a general meeting and share and enjoy lunch at such a beautiful property. Thank you so much to Tin and Ian for being wonderful hosts. 

We are not meeting in December but hopefully next year we will be able to meet socially every second month starting in February. 

We are looking forward to catching up at Bago Vineyards in February.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Film event fundraiser on World Refugee Day 2021

Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group, in collaboration with Wauchope Community Arts Council, will mark World Refugee Day with a screening of ‘Scattered People’, a 58 minute documentary film outlining what happens when Australian musicians go into a Brisbane detention centre to share music.

The film features Missy Higgins, John Butler, Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire), Katie Noonan, Michael Franti, Archie Roach, Dan Sultan and Robbie James, who talk about the power of music, its ability to break through barriers, unite people and create shared experiences.

In addition to the film there will be live music from local musicians Helen Mottee and Deb King. 

Please bring cash as the event will fundraise for refugee musicians (and to purchase afternoon tea).

Date: Sunday June 20, 2021. Check-in from 1.30pm; music from 2pm

Tickets ($20) are available from Monday May 31 here.

NB audience limit of 80 people applies. For more on the film or to see the trailer go to

Friday, April 16, 2021

Raffle winners announced

 Many thanks to all who supported our fundraising raffle.


1st Prize (ticket no 354) Donna Austin

2nd Prize (ticket no 61) Marg Duffy

3rd Prize (ticket no 29)  Marcus Ludriks

4th Prize (ticket no 523)  (anon - donated to flood appeal)

5th Prize (ticket no 455)  Pamela Jackson

6th Prize (ticket no 444)  Anne-Kathryn Kiehn

The winners were delighted with their prizes!

Thanks again, Julia, Janette and MNCRSG team.

Friday, February 5, 2021

February 2021 meeting

 Hi there,

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday 13/2/21 at Wauchope Arts Hall from 10 am.

Minutes from the last meeting are available to members upon request.

Our raffle is live! It will be drawn on the 20/3/21.

Thanks so much to those who generously donated prizes. 

Julia S

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Fundraising Raffle

The Mid North Coast Refugee Support is having a major fundraising online raffle** and we would appreciate your support.

Here's a link to the details -

If you could spread the word amongst your contacts that would be most helpful.

Kind Regards, Janette Jones

**The Raffle closes on the 19th of March 2021 and will be drawn on the 20th of March 2021 at Port Macquarie library at 11am. Details of the Winner(s) will be displayed at and State(s) where tickets are on sale NSW. This raffle is being held for Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group Inc PO Box 406, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444.
Persons under the age of 18 years are unable to enter.
Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.