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    Stand with us at the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day (June 20)

    Stand with us at the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day (June 20)

    Stand in solidarity with Refugees and the ASRC for a more welcoming and just Australia by making a donation to the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day, Thursday 20 June.

    Your donation funds live-saving support and empowerment programs that help refugees in our community to thrive and re-write their futures.

    The ASRC is calling on the community to raise $1 million at the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day, Thursday 20th June 2019.

    The ASRC Telethon event celebrates the strength and resilience of refugees, brings attention to the richness and diversity they add to Australia’s cultural identity while raising funds to enable the ASRC to support and empower people seeking asylum.

    We are planning to raise $1 million in one day to help empower and support people seeking asylum and feel with the strong support of the community that this is achievable as the 2018 Telethon raised over $816,490.

    2019 marks the ASRC’s 18th year of operation and the telethon’s 4th year and is the not-for-profit’s largest annual fundraising event, raising more than $1.8 million since 2016.

    The Telethon is a live fundraising appeal held from 6am until 10pm at the ASRC’s ‘Home of Hope’ in Footscray, Melbourne.

    The event will be live streamed on Facebook and the ASRC team will be joined by Australia’s favourite celebrities, media personalities plus supporters and partners as they unite to raise $1 million together to help fund the ASRC’s most important services. Watch live for breaking news, interviews and telethon updates or call up and speak to your favourite celebrities and performers – list below, more supporters to be announced soon.

    As Australia’s largest independent human rights organisation for refugees and people seeking asylum, the ASRC does not accept Federal Government funding and relies on the generosity of the public to meet the complex and increasing needs of people seeking asylum.

    If you believe that everyone deserves the right to seek safety and freedom and that Australia really is a compassionate nation for all, then stand with us at the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day, Thursday 20th June. Help us with our aim to raise $1 million in one day. These funds are so incredibly important in helping the ASRC continue to ensure a better life for people seeking asylum in Australia,” says Founder and CEO Kon Karapanagiotidis.

    Telethon supporters:

    The ASRC are excited to be joined again this year by Tamie Fraser, ASRC Patron, Humanitarian & widow of Malcolm Fraser, along with returning personalities and ASRC supporters Missy Higgins, Mark Seymour and a number of new faces including Gretel Killeen, Lehmo and more.

    Abe Nouk Angela Pippos Arnold Zable
    Benjamin Birchall Brian Nankervis Clare Bowditch
    Constance Hall Corrine Grant Dee Madigan
    Father Bob Maguire Fawad Ahmed Gary Lee
    Geraldine Hakewill Gillian Triggs Gretel Killeen
    Harry Cook Jamila Rizvi Jen Cloher
    Julian Burnside Kate Durham Kris Schoroder
    Lehmo Lisa Mitchell Marieke Hardy
    Mark Seymour Mark Zito Michael Short
    Millie Ross Missy Higgins Osamah Sami
    Tamie Fraser    

    Join the ASRC on Thursday, 20th June to stand in solidarity with a community of people who believe in a compassionate Australia and a better future for people seeking asylum.


    Event details
    What: ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day
    When: Thursday, 20th June 2019
    Where:  ASRC ‘Home of Hope’ – streamed live on Facebook  ASRC Telethon Event Page
    Time: 6am – 10pm
    Website: www.asrc.org.au/telethon

    Ways to donate
    SMS ‘Hope’ to 0437 371 371 to donate
    Call 1300 692 772 (or 1300 MYASRC)
    Donate online at www.asrc.org.au/telethon/donate


    How else you can help?

    ASRC Auction

    • Bid on the ASRC Telethon’s “Lots of Hope” auction items. From celebrity meet and greets, to diamond earrings, luxurious handbags, clothing, dining vouchers and money can’t buy experiences.
    • All items will be available at www.asrctelethonauction.org.au  

    Organise a Fundraiser – sign up at www.asrc.org.au/telethon

    • During World Refugee Week (Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd June) host your own school, club or workplace fundraiser to help ensure a better life for people seeking asylum. Your fundraising efforts will contribute to the ASRC Telethon!
    • Gather friends, host an event like a morning tea, movie night, or take up a personal challenge to raise funds – you’ll be helping create a more compassionate and welcoming Australia in doing so.


    Social Media
    Facebook: ASRC  https://www.facebook.com/Asylum.Seeker.Resource.Centre.ASRC/
    Facebook: ASRC Telethon Event
    Twitter: @ASRC1
    Instagram: @ASRC1
    Official Hashtag: #ASRCTelethon

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