Fundraiser for refugee group

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE - Alas­tair McNeill

Gar­gun­nock Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is the lo­ca­tion for a mu­si­cal fundrais­ing evening for Stir­ling Cit­i­zens for Sanc­tu­ary (SCfS) this Fri­day, Novem­ber 17.

It is the first of the‘Sup­port Acts’ mu­sic nights to raise funds for the or­gan­i­sa­tion which sup­ports Syr­ian refugee fam­i­lies who are set­tling in the Stir­ling and Clack­man­nan­shire area.

The evening or­gan­ised by SCfS fea­tures a num­ber of acts in­clud­ing Glas­gow band Dear Green Blue who will play blues cov­ers and rock and pop band Gun­nis­tic.

Karen Hel­wig of SCfS said:“Mu­sic is some­thing that can con­nect peo­ple from around the world and we hope peo­ple will turn out in great num­bers for what should be a great night out for an im­por­tant cause.

“We hope to or­gan­ise more mu­sic events un­der the ban­ner‘Sup­port Acts’in the fu­ture so ask peo­ple to keep an eye out for de­tails.”

Some of the most vul­ner­a­ble Syr­ian refugee fam­i­lies have been se­lected by the UK Gov­ern­ment to set­tle in the Stir­ling and Clack­man­nashire area un­der its re­set­tle­ment scheme.

There are now four fam­i­lies in the Stir­ling­shire area and 17 in Clack­man­nan­shire.

SCfS helps them with be­friend­ing, or­gan­is­ing out­ings, sup­port­ing learn­ing English and sup­ply­ing some ma­te­rial needs.

The Gar­gun­nock‘Sup­port Acts’ mu­sic night is 8pm till late in Gar­gun­nock Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Leckie Road.

Tick­ets are priced £10 or £5 for young peo­ple un­der 18 years.

Tick­ets avail­able from Mairi Tag­gart on 07775 621802 at the Gar­gun­nock Vil­lage Shop, or on the door. It is a BYOB event.

If you would like to know more about vol­un­teer­ing for SCfS or would like to make a do­na­tion, please email Re­becca Dadge, vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor, on vol­un­teer­scfs@gmail. com

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