This Saturday the 20th June we’re calling on our amazing and generous community of compassion to join us in a celebration of the strength and resilience of refugees at the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day.
Launched in 1986 Refugee Week is a celebration of the contribution, richness and diversity that refugees and people seeking asylum add to Australia’s cultural identity. World Refugee Day falls on June 20th each year and is a global recognition of the strength and resilience of refugees.
The Telethon is a live fundraising appeal held from 7am until 10pm at the ASRC’s ‘Home of Hope’ in Footscray, Melbourne.
The event will be live-streamed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and the ASRC team will be joined by Australia’s favourite celebrities, media personalities, advocates, musicians and artists plus supporters and partners as they unite to raise vital funds for the ASRC’s important services.
Watch live for breaking news, interviews, messages of support, musical performances and telethon updates or call up to make a donation and speak to your favourite celebrities and performers.
We will be joined again this year in the centre or remotely by ASRC Patrons, ASRC Ambassadors and celebrity friends including:
|Abbey Rich||Ali Barter||Angela Pippos||Angie McMahon||Angus McDonald||Archie Roach|
|Arnold Zable||Beci Oprin||Ben Brown||Benjamin Birchall||Benjamin Law||Brian Nankervis|
|Caitlin Shearer||Carolyn Creswell||Christian Hull||Christine Milne||CLare Bowditch||Constance Hall|
|Courtney Act||Damon G and the 2040 team||Dani Valent||Danny McGinaly||Diana Nguyen||Dr Abbie Acupuncture|
|Emily Gale||Emma Vosti||Emmylou MacCarthy||Erika Haynetz||Eskimo Joe||Jackson Gallagher|
|Fractures||Geraldine Hakewell||Goldheist (Hester Fraser)||Gordi||Gracie Otto||James McKay|
|Jason Gillespie||John Butler||Judith Lucy||Julia Jacklin||Kayleigh Heydon||Lehmo|
|Lisa Mitchell||Lois Hazel||Lola Berry||Madeleine West||Madeline Hills||Madison Griffiths|
|Mahalia Barnes||Mark Seymour||Millie Ross||Minna Leunig||Pey Chi||Polly Harding|
|Priya Serrao||Robyn Rich||Sharon Johal||Tammie Fraser||Tim Ferguson||Plus many more…|
|Tom Ballard||Vanessa Amarossi||Virginia Gay||Zana Frallion||Tim Minchin|
Join us at the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day this Saturday, 20th June to stand with refugees and stand united with a community of people who believe in a compassionate Australia and a better future for people seeking asylum.
Tune in to our social media channels
From 7am to 10pm this Saturday (20th June).
RSVP to the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day Facebook event to let your friends know about this event and receive updates throughout the day.
To make a donation
Make a donation to support the ASRC’s programs and services. Your Donation helps the ASRC support and empower more than 6,000 people seeking asylum and refugees each year.
Other ways you can help
The Telethon Auction
Bid on the ASRC Telethon’s “Lots of Hope” auction items. From celebrity meet and greets, to artworks, homewares, wine, food, experiences and more.
Purchase a raffle ticket to win a $1,500 IKEA gift card to use in-store (open to Victorian residents only, IKEA Springvale or Richmond) or online at IKEA.com.au. Plus, a free 60 minute personalised, virtual, interior design consultation (valued at $79).
All items and raffle tickets are available at www.asrctelethonauction.org.au with raffle ticket sales and auction bids open until 10pm, 20th June.
Shake your own donation tin
Collect donations by rattling your own virtual donation tin. Sign up to raise funds for the ASRC Telethon here: https://asrc.org.au/telethon/
Wear your support on your sleeve
Shop a range of eco-friendly ASRC gifts for a friend or items for you. View our ASRC gifts here.