Promoting Healthy Outcomes for Refugees’ first fundraiser in Sydney’s North Shore was a great success. The money raised will enable 40 children to attend a day of the Kids in the Kitchen holiday program.
Over 40 people attended the small venue to hear registered nurse Ms Sher Mu La Wee talking about her journey from Burma to Australia. Always an inspirational speaker, Sher Mu La’s account covered both darkness and light, particularly when describing how overwhelming dietary choices are in an Australian supermarket when one has spent nearly a whole life in a refugee camp. PHOR Chair Ms Marisa Salem introduced PHOR, our origins and our goals for the future.
We would like to thank everyone who attended our first PHOR fundraiser. Numerous people volunteered their time or their services, provided goods and artwork for the raffles, and food for the famished. Particular thanks go to our host Wild Basket Cafe, Little Pudding, Nutty Baker, Deni International Foods, Sonoma Bakery, Two Providores, NSW Refugee Health Service, Refugee Art Project, Angela Clark Reflexology, and PowerLiving Yoga.