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Songs for refugees in Ballina

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Ballina a Cappella will sing for refugees next week. Photo supplied.

Members of Ballina a Cappella are busy rehearsing the songs they’ll perform at a vigil at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ballina next week.

The vigil is to mark the sixth anniversary of the day that Kevin Rudd announced the commencement of offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. It’s being organised by Reverend Cathy Ridd, Sr. Anne Shay and Ballina Region for Refugees.

The vigil will honour the sixteen young men who have died in detention on Manus Island, Nauru or Christmas island and in onshore detention in Australia during the last six years.

It will also lament the continuing offshore detention of 900 men and women, and give thanks for the many people who are working to change Government policy.

The event will take place at St. Mary’s on Friday July 19, from 7pm.

Ballina a Cappella meets every Wednesday at Wigmore Hall in Swift Street, from 3.30-5pm, and welcomes new singers. Phone Lisa on 0402 244866 for more information or just turn up.


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