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    Anubha Jalla Das.

Money raiser for Indian COVID-19 crisis

A community event in Horsham this weekend aims to raise awareness of the devastating COVID-19 crisis in India.

Oasis Wimmera, a non-profit social network supporting and helping migrants to the region, will host its annual Mother’s Day event as a fundraiser for people living in India.

The event on Saturday, May 15 will include children’s activities and games, food and drama.

Oasis Wimmera president Anubha Jalla Das called on people to share their appreciation of mothers across the globe and share experiences, food – and hope.

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“Oasis has always celebrated Mother’s Day – it's such an important time to thank our mothers and grandmothers for their tireless work to raise families,” she said.

“But this year is different. This year, it’s not just about saying thank you; it’s about trying to make sure they are safe and protected during this global crisis.

“This year we will be fundraising for PM Care Fund. They work in the central part of India and are helping with transportation of COVID patients, sending food to families and cremating unclaimed COVID-affected bodies.”

The event is at the Wimmera Wellbeing Centre at 28 Urquhart Street, Horsham from 1pm to 4pm. Entry is via donation and people are asked to bring a plate of food to share.

People can also make donations to:

UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal

• Oasis Wimmera, who will pass donations to Moksha – BSB 633-000 and account number 143227221; please indicate the donation is intended for Moksha