Mullum really does love Mullumbimby Loves Refugees
AROUND 200 people turned out to show their support for refugees at last week's Mullumbimby Loves Refugees film night.
The group raised nearly $4,000 for refugees living in impoverished circumstances in the Australian community and for a legal service.
"We were all there to say- Not in our name to the government's cruel asylum seeker policies," said organiser Nicolette Jackson.
The group will be meeting again at 10am on Saturday November 1 at the Poinciana Cafe in Mullumbimby.
"We will be meeting to discuss ideas for tangible refugee support projects we can get off the ground," said Ms Jackson.
"One project, proposed by Bobbi Allen is to collect gifts for the children on Nauru for Christmas.
"Bobbi has helped organise a similar scheme before and is looking for people to support with donations of gifts.
"If community members would like to support this project they can contact Bobbi directly by email."
Mullumbimby Loves Refugees is also raising money to support Communify.
"Communify is a Brisbane based group who support asylum seekers with basic living expenses including buying them bus passes and phone cards," said Ms Jackson.
Communify donation details are: Commonwealth Bank
Acct Name: Communify Queensland Inc Gift Bund
BSB: 064 123 Acct; 10123138
Reference: Mullum asylum seeker support
For a receipt email Janet: firstname.lastname@example.org providing bank receipt reference number, amount, name and address of donation.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
To contact Bobbi Allen: email@example.com