Cheryl Laizans has been a member of Welcome to Maleny Refugee Advocacy Group (W2M) for some years. She recently met Simon Wells at Trivia, held twice a month at the Maleny Pub, who said his musical group, plus another in Brisbane, would like to put on a fundraiser concert for W2M.
The more money raised, the more people the group can support, and the offer was accepted.
Simon organised an impressive line-up of talent, with five contributors bringing a rich variety to the concert: The Pleasant Coucals, and a cappella trio; Kim Kirkman on harp; The Mindfulness Poet, Brendan O'Shea; The Stowaway Collective, five-piece ensemble blending Eastern and Western traditions and their own original tunes, and Canto Coro, a choir formed in 1995 from Brisbane's Greek, Latin American and broader communities.
The concert is on Saturday July 29 at Maleny Primary School Hall, 1.30 for a 2pm start, finishing at 4.30pm. Entry is $20/15 via TryBooking.com or tickets at the door.