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Con­cert unites lo­cal vol­un­teers in sup­port of Aussie Farm­ers

The num­ber of at­ten­dees at the con­cert was be­low ex­pec­ta­tions how­ever the con­tri­bu­tions made by the per­form­ers (all giv­ing their time and ser­vice with­out a fee); the Com­mu­nity Groups; the Aus­tralian Com­mu­nity In­spired As­so­ci­a­tion Inc. (ACIA) vol­un­teers; and Mul­ti­cul­tural NSW to aid the Aussie farm­ers was greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. Al­most $2,000 has been raised from the event and do­na­tions are still be­ing ac­cepted at PO Box 518 Cher­ry­brook or di­rect debit to ACIA Inc. 062401 – 10300330. The to­tal amount (100%) of do­na­tions re­ceived will be re­ceipted by Aussie Helpers Ltd and is tax de­ductible and with­out any ad­min costs.

ACIA Pres­i­dent Bob Waller said The Con­cert of Colour was a mul­ti­cul­tural event ded­i­cated to help­ing our Aussie Farm­ers – Sadly it is an un­known fact by many the sui­cide rate of our Aussie farm­ers is the high­est of any oc­cu­pa­tion in Aus­tralia and

num­bers re­ported are av­er­ag­ing two a week. It is one of sev­eral ways we in­tend to show our ru­ral farm­ers the very mul­ti­cul­tural city folk do care and that the words ‘No Farm­ers No Food ef­fects ev­ery­one.

Both the Hon Ray­mond Wil­liams Min­is­ter for Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism and Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices and Rev Lorna Ma­gen the Ad­vo­cate and Syd­ney rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Aussie Helpers Ltd ex­pressed their praise and con­grat­u­lated Bob and the ACIA Man­age­ment Team for the won­der­ful ini­tia­tive that brought the com­mu­nity to­gether for such an im­por­tant cause.

Rev Lorna said, “The co­he­sion and diver­sity of sup­port from within the lo­cal com­mu­nity was a beau­ti­ful fea­ture of the event.

The con­cert brought to­gether some won­der­ful lo­cal artists to sup­port in­ter­na­tional rock le­gend Lucky Starr. TV per­son­al­ity Mike Bai­ley was the Mas­ter of (en­ter­tain­ment) Cer­e­monies for the event

Email or phone Bob on mrwten­[email protected]­pond.com or 0438410030 if you would like more in­for­ma­tion on the ACIA so­cial or man­age­ment ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing fu­ture fund rais­ing ef­forts for the Aussie Farm­ers.

ACIA youth vol­un­teers Ben Jepsen and Ab­hay Ma­ha­jan

Gavin Ri­d­ley and Min­is­ter Ray Wil­liams

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