How does BMRSG help?
Many of the members of refugee households, supported by BMRSG, suffer from poor health and some suffer with chronic illness. Often this... Read More
Members of Ocean 12 – Where Are They Now?
by Noeline Nagle Recently, in between lockdowns Paul and I were in Melbourne. This gave us an opportunity to catch up on... Read More
Look Mum! I can swim.
Seven weeks ago we started our third term of the asylum seeker swimming program. Each week this very enthusiastic group of youngsters with their mums and dads arrive at the Blacktown Aquatic Centre for their “extended “ swimming lesson. These lessons are thanks to BMRSG supporters and the terrific volunteers.
BMRSG Works – Even more shoeboxes this year
In this the 3rd year of the Youth Shoebox Project even more were received. More than 203 were delivered to children and young people seeking refuge and asylum. This project is a joint effort with Mountains Youth Services Team (MYST) and Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group (BMRSG) - working together to spread love and support.
Work of BMRSG – Swimming Lessons
Every Tuesday 14 asylum seeker children arrive at Blacktown Aquatic Centre for their swimming lesson. It’s such a happy day for everyone. Not only are the children taking part in the Aus Swim program they are enjoying the social interaction with each other. This program is thanks to the donations of all those through Local Hero.
An exciting second year for the Youth Shoebox Project
Our very own Youth Shoebox Project kicks off for the second year to give a warm Blue Mountains welcome to children and young people seeking refuge and asylum in Australia. Go to their Facebook page Youth Shoebox Project to find out how you can be part of this great initiative.
Learn to swim program for children from families seeking asylum
Seeing children laugh and squeal with delight is like music to our ears. So then why do so many of our asylum seeker children never get the opportunity to learn to swim? The main reason is cost. BMRSG is supporting a group of 20 children in a learn to swim program. They have just completed their 3rd lesson of 10. It costs $14.50 per lesson per child and we have 20 children in the programme. We also needed goggles, swimming caps and needed to supply 5 pairs of swimmers. Find out how you can support this program.