A Burundian Refugee's Story

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog, Refugee Stories

I am Joseph B., a Burundian man who fled from Burundi to Ethiopia due to severe persecution. I stayed in Ethiopia as a recognised refugee from February 2007 until August 2012, after which I was resettled in Australia. I have repeatedly faced serious risks to my physical safety since August 2007. I was attacked by a group of criminals, stabbed with a … Read More

Raffle Prize Draw- Enter now or miss out on great prizes.

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog

We are holding a raffle which will be drawn on Nov. 30. Tickets are only $5.00 each to win one of several prizes: Prizes include: Luxury holiday break for 4 at Pacific Blue Resort for 2 nights, Port Stephens. Valued at: $500.00 Original African painting called ‘The Dancers’ by local artist Michele Mathews Potter. Valued at: $400.00 Dinner for 2, … Read More

Helfgott Recital – A rare opportunity.

Sanctuary Australia FoundationEvents, Fundraiser

David Helfgott Recital

The Helfgott’s will be opening their home in Gleniffer for a private soiree to be given by David Helfgott on 14 October at 4.00 pm to raise funds for the Sanctuary Australian Foundation in Coffs Harbour. Sanctuary is celebrating 25 years of sponsoring and supporting refugees from many war-torn parts of the world, relocating families in affiliated Sanctuary centres across … Read More

Go Back to Where You Came From, SBS television

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog

Starts Tuesday 28 August at 8:30pm on SBS ONE Sanctuary was approached early last year, 2011 by SBS television to interview one of the families we sponsored and was settled by our Albury group. They interviewed one of Sanctuary’s families but decided on another family. We think this is a great series, as it demonstrates the true nature of the … Read More

Truck donated by Geoff King Motors

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog

We wish to thank Geoff King for his support for Sanctuary’s humanitarian work, with the wonderful donation of a used Holden Rodeo truck. This will be enormously helpful in our ongoing work supporting refugees. SAF is seeking a donation of a storage facility, where donated goods can be warehoused. Geoff King’s website can be found here: http://www.geoffkingmotors.com.au/

Sanctuary Founders honoured to receive the Order of Australia Medal

Sanctuary Australia FoundationBlog

Sue and Peter Hallam are honoured to receive the Order of Australia Medal for their work with refugees over 22 years, and would like to recognise the kindness and generosity of many in the wider Sanctuary community in welcoming and helping those who have lost so much as victims of war.