$2000 raised for Syrians


The plight of refugees has been recognised in Timaru.
The group Syria’s Forgotten Families South Canterbury held a movie night at Movie Max last Tuesday, to mark World Refugee Day.
The day marked the United Nations Refugee Agency’s petition to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.
The petition will be delivered to the United Nations headquarters in New York before the organisation’s high level meeting on refugees and migrants on September 19.
June 20 was declared World Refugee Day in December 2000.
In Timaru, $2000 was raised as part of the movie night fundraiser, and will be donated to World Vision’s Syrian Campaign.
The funds will be sent and used where it is needed most. The camps surrounding Syria need constant support for clothing, food, hygiene products, children’s play areas and educational resources.
The cinema was packed at Movie Max last week when supporters attended the movie Me Before You.
Syria’s Forgotten Families South Canterbury was established last year and is a group for anyone inspired to make a difference to ‘‘the worst humanitarian disaster of this generation’’. – Anyone interested is asked to go to the Facebook page: Syria’s Forgotten Families SC.Adidas footwearBoots