Help the tsunami victims

Many businesses throughout the Byron Shire are doing their bit to raise money for the tsunami victims of South Asia. Below are some events that have been organised.

On January 30, Dance Inc in association with the Buddha Bar and Restaurant at Byron Bay are holding a fundraiser. Starting at midday, a vast range of artists will contribute and all donations will go to the Red Cross appeal.

A swim in sympathy of the tsunami victims, survivors and families will be held this Sunday, at Byron Bay. Meet at 8am om the beach in front of the Byron Bay Surf Club for a walk to The Pass. Swim back to Main Beach about 8.30am. Donations are optional and collection buckets will be available on the beach. Pro- ceeds will go to Oxfam.

An art auction in aid of tsunami survivors will be held at the next @ byron gallery, unit 4/59 Centennial Court, Byron Bay Arts and Industry Estate until February 12. A painting has been donated for silent auction. Bidding can be done either at the gallery or by email to All proceeds to the aid agency of your choice or Care Australia.

A day of mourning for tsunami victims will be held at St Colomba's Ewingsdale on Sun- day from 10am-2pm.

A fundraiser to assist communities in Sri Lanka will be held at Coorabell on February 4. The fundraiser has been organised by the Talalla Beach project based in southern Sri Lanka and set up by a number of Byron locals including Nyck Jeanes, Laurie Rose, Louisa Sear, David Scott and Nick Hirsch. More information phone Nyck Jeanes on 0432291913.

Anyone who wants to have their swimming stroke corrected, or any adult who wants to learn to swim is invited to attend the Byron Bay swimming pool on Saturday between 9am and 2pm. The cost will be a $5 donation which will go to one of the local tsunami appeals. Bookings can be made by calling Chris on 66866742 or Linda on 66802241.

Cowboys competing at the rodeo last week at the Byron Bay Rugby League Club's ground passed their hats around during the night and raised more than $1400 which has been handed over to the Red Cross.

Tom Misner's SAE College and Studios 301 Group have combined with RTL Germany to raise more than two million euros ($3.5 million) to add to the world tsunami re- lief fund.

All proceeds from the Mullumbimby Uniting Church Op Shop on Saturday, January 23 will go to the tsunami appeal. Donations and goods for sale most welcome.

Tsunami Victims Concert/Sing along. Tuesday, January 18 at 10am at Bangalow Presbyterian Church. The sing along will be followed by a morning tea. All donations will be passed on to World Vision.

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