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  • Messages of welcome and gifts of love spread out across Sydney

    Messages of welcome and gifts of love spread out across Sydney

    The Youth Shoebox Project has just completed its 5 year and delivered a record breaking 407 shoeboxes of gifts and messages of welcome to refugees and those seeking asylum across western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
    Each shoebox contains something to love, something to play with, something for school, something for personal hygiene and other age-suitable goodies. The project is facilitated and supported by the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group and local youth disability service, Able2.Read more

  • Prize-Winners in RAR/BMRSG National Video and Poster Competition 2020

    Prize-Winners in RAR/BMRSG National Video and Poster Competition 2020

    Empathy, outrage, compassion and fellow feeling come through loud and clear in entries from school students in the Video and Poster competition run by BMRSG and Rural Australians for Refugees.
    Messages like “Shine a light on the darkness”, “Struggle is real”, “It could be you“, “this could be your tomorrow” show a depth of heartfelt humanity and an understanding of the impact of our countries’ current policies on both refugees and people seeking asylum and on our nation’s soul.
    Prize winners announced. Congratulations all.Read more

  • Blue Mountains Welcome Way – Videos for #WorldRefugeeDay

    Blue Mountains Welcome Way – Videos for #WorldRefugeeDay

    Guy Power, advocate and community visitor made this video of the members of the Glenbrook with their signs at Glenbrook.Read more

  • Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc AGM 2018-2019

    Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc AGM 2018-2019

    By Joy Connor Chair BMRSG 2018 -2019 saw an increase in aggressive negative rhetoric towards our asylum seeker friends. It saw the end of hope for a more compassionate policy for several years. In the eighteenth year of our existence, the AGM was a time to revisit what keeps us going: the vision of a caring, inclusive community that starts with affirming each other.  We affirmed all the hardRead more

  • Who Are We?

    Who Are We?

    First of a series of posts on some of the wide range of people who make up Blue Mountains Support Group Inc.
    Our promotion says “”Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc is a diverse group of ordinary Australians from all sides of politics….We are all volunteers.”
    Some of our most enthusiastic supporters are young people. Read two accounts of young people who are helping; the Automotive Studies students at Blaxland High School and Sam who raised over $1100 by running in the City to Surf 2018.Read more

  • Meet some of the locals in “World of Stories”.

    Meet some of the locals in “World of Stories”.

    Multicultural Health organised a celebration for Refugee Week, World of Stories. They showed this video for the first time, and Roger Grealy from BMRSG was the keynote speaker. One of those speaking on the video is Samzin Kalsang, (pictured above) who is on the Management Committee of BMRSG and active in the Tibetan community in Katoomba.Read more

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