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Movie Night fundraising event raises funds to support people seeking asylum

16 Mar 2017

Mercy Community Services’ Movie Night fundraising event saw almost 70 people gathered at Palace Centro Cinemas yesterday evening for a special screening of Hidden Figures to help raise funds for the organisation’s Romero Centre, which supports families, individuals and children facing complicated challenges while seeking asylum and living in Brisbane.

Funds raised through Movie Night ticket sales will go to the Romero Centre, whose qualified team provide vital individualised case management support for asylum seekers, including emergency assistance, accommodation options, legal guidance and pathways to employment. Everyone has the right to feel safe, supported and welcome in the community, and with your help, their lives can be made easier.

Mercy Community Service CEO, Peter Sydes thanked guests including MCS Board members, Sisters of Mercy, valued Romero Centre supporters and MCS employees from Goodna, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast, Nudgee and Wooloowin offices for attending and supporting this special fundraising event.

We also extend special thanks and acknowledgement to the following organisations for their contribution to the event:
• Village Roadshow Theme Parks (two mega passes for 12 months unlimited entry to Movie World, Sea World, Paradise Country and Wet ‘n’ Wild on the Gold Coast)
• Two lucky guests will be enjoy a performance of Swan Lake thanks to the Queensland Ballet
• Australia Zoo (two adult passes)
• Kingston Park Raceway (two races on the Monte Carlo track for two people)
• Palace Centro (two movie tickets)
• Bunnings Toombul ($50 gift card)

Mercy Community Services is always keen to secure contributions from people who would like to make a difference in the lives of others, and build relationships with corporate and community partners to support the work we are doing in local communities. 

For further information on how you can support Mercy Community Services and the Romero Centre, please contact our Fundraising team on 07 3866 4106 or email fundraising@mercycs.org.au. Or make a donation online today.

The Romero Centre is one of the ways that Mercy Community Services is helping build a world where people, families and communities are strong in spirit, healthy and connected.

The Movie Night was an opportunity for friends to catch up, enjoy a film and help raise funds for the Romero Centre.
Almost 70 people supported Mercy Community Services first fundraising event at a Movie Night at Palace Centro.
Mercy Community Services CEO Peter Sydes (back) is pictured here with guests.
Handing our lucky door prize tickets at the Movie Night Event.
All prizes were kindly donated by Queensland companies supporting our fundraising efforts for Mercy Community Services’ Romero Centre.