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2012 STARTTS Refugee Ball

Format Social Function
Presenters STARTTS
Description The Refugee Ball is held every year to raise vital funds for and awareness of the work that STARTTS does to assist torture and trauma survivors.


Without the funds raised at the Ball, STARTTS could not provide the range of programs and services that it does to the community. The Refugee Ball has established itself over the past three years as a key event in the social calendar of those supporting refugee mental health issues.


On 17 October 2012, we will host our fourth annual Refugee Ball. Our keynote speaker will be Dr David Corlett, host of popular SBS series 'Go Back To Where You Came From'. We will also be having fantastic entertainment: Afro-Colombian sounds from Oscar Jimenez and Watussi will get everyone dancing, while Persian Fusion will entrance us with magical Iranian-Kurdish music. STARTTS would love for you to be there to assist us in making the Ball a success - why not make a night of it? You can also enjoy a three course dinner including drinks, and the opportunity to bid at our sensational charity auction!



All proceeds from the event will go towards the Capoeira Angola program for traumatised young people.


Capoeira Angola combines musical instruments and physical expression to help heal trauma. The Capoeira Angola Project is now in its fourth year and has been hugely successful because it effectively engages young people in hands-on, enjoyable activities that build trust, confidence and respect in a safe group setting.



Funds raised at the 2012 Refugee Ball will allow STARTTS to reach more kids and help them overcome their trauma through Capoeira.
About the presenter(s) The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) is one of Australia's leading organisations attending to the mental health needs of refugees who have suffered torture and trauma. STARTTS assists survivors to overcome the problems associated with torture and refugee trauma and helps refugees build a new life in Australia. Our services include counselling, group therapy, group activities and outings, camps for children and young people and physiotherapy. We also work with other organisations and individuals to help them work more effectively with refugees.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue Dockside
Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 17 Oct 2012
Time 7pm - 12am
Cost $150 per ticket, $1500 table of ten
Organiser STARTTS
Contact Name Richard Walker
Telephone 02 9794 1966
Email richard.walker@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
Fax 02 9794 1910
Website www.startts.org.au