SWAGGER: Neti Read from BEAP (left) and Steph Rouillon from Songs for Swags.
SWAGGER: Neti Read from BEAP (left) and Steph Rouillon from Songs for Swags. Christian Morrow

Sing a song for swags

ORGANISER of Songs for Swags, Steph Rouillon, is looking ahead to her next benefit concert organised to aid the homeless of Byron Bay, to be held on December 14 in Brunswick Heads.

Once again the show will feature a great line-up of local bands and will be hosted by Tommy Franklin.

Meanwhile, Ms Rouillon will be collecting donations at 12pm this Sunday at Sunshine Sounds at the Ballina Amphitheatre.

Since her inaugural Songs for Swags concert in September, Ms Rouillon has teamed up with the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre and Byron Emergency Accommodation Project.

The money she raises is used to buy sleeping swags for those sleeping on the streets of the Byron Shire. The swags are distributed by BEAP and the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre.

BEAP offers short to medium-term crisis housing for Byron Shire locals over 18 years of age, often distributing tents and camping fees to those in need.

Neti Read from BEAP said the group was always looking for mattresses and blankets for those sleeping in tents.

To contact BEAP call 66 855 230. For more information about Songs for Swags, contact 0411 368 843.


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