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Charity concert: For the Love of Music

THEY are not just a bunch of international students, they are a bunch of musicians trying to make a difference in this world.

INTERNATIONAL students in Melbourne with a passion for music are banding together again to do what they love most – and raise money for a good cause – or causes, in their case.

Taking place next Friday August 10 at 488 Swanston St, Carlton, this is the third charity concert the students are organising.

Four bands will be performing on the night, as well as solo artists and dancers.

Some may remember their fundraising efforts for victims of the Japan tsunami last year, and the Key Change Charity Concert in October.

But unlike previous years, organiser Jorji Yeoh says the group has chosen to support three organisations this year, made up of charities and communities.

Concert-goers can support the causes they feel most strongly about by dropping their tickets into one of three boxes representing Domestic Violence Victoria, A21 Campaign, and the international student community initiative Arrow Neighbourhood.

Domestic Violence Victoria is the peak organisation representing family violence services across Victoria, and actively seeks to ensure women and children live free from violence. Donations are used to support the needs of women and children affected by violence, development of new projects to stop violence.

A21 Campaign was established as a response to the issue of human trafficking. The organisation conducts independent research, planning, rescues victims of human trafficking, and provides comfortable and safe shelter for them around the world.

The Arrow Neighbourhood is an active community engaging international students based on Swanston St. The neighbourhood has opened up opportunities for students to make friends, find a support network, and plug into activities and events organised by students for students.

So if the opportunity to take a stand against violence or human trafficking, or to empower a community of international students to flourish sounds like a worthwhile cause to you, do save the date and buy a ticket simply for The Love of Music.

Tickets are sold at the door for $10. The concert will start at 7.30pm on Friday, August 10 at Arrow on Swanston, Champions Ballroom, basement 488 Swanston St, Carlton. Check out the event’s Facebook page for more information. 

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