The annual Rural Australians for Refugees Palm Sunday walk, held at locations all across Australia, is coming to the Great Lakes on Sunday, March 25.
The walk will start at 11am at Forster Ocean Baths, before heading across the Wallis Lake Bridge and finishes at John Wright Park Tuncurry.
The Palm Sunday walk acknowledges the need for Australians to support refugees and show compassion to those in need.
All are welcome to participate in this free event.
Great Lakes Rural Australians for Refugees walk coordinator, Lara Hoye said in this case, politics are irrelevant.
“We’re talking about human beings,” she said.
“War, famine and political unrest creates terrible situations where people are forced to leave their homes fearing for their own safety.”
Since its inception in 2002,Great Lakes Rural Australians for Refugees has been continually active in presenting community events and promoting the importance of human rights, in line with the United Nations Charter.
Through extensive community support, $40 000 has been raised for much needed assistance for organisations who directly help asylum seekers and refugees in Australian detention centres.
Residents are invited to meet at the Forster Baths prior to 11am or join the walk where you are able.