Steph Bitter

MUSICIAN Steph Bitter has rallied the troops for a fundraiser concert at the Golden Vine Hotel.

“Myself and a couple of friends are taking part in the Act for Peace Ration Challenge this year, and we decided to hold a fundraiser concert in support of it on June 10,” she said.

“In short Australians are being sponsored by their friends and family to eat the rations of a refugee during refugee week, June 17-24.

“All of the money raised goes to providing food, medicine and education to Syrian refugees living in Jordan, and other disaster and conflict affected communities around the world.

“The concert is being held to raise money for this cause and to bring awareness of it through music.”

There is a cover charge of $10 which will go towards the cause.

“We are putting into place a silent auction with items donated from the local community,” Steph said.

“All bands and musicians are donating their time, and we have a couple of bands coming up from Melbourne for it. Offspring on Convicts and Red Hound.”

Local acts Groove Juice, Sherri Parry, Trevor Petrie, Liam Thorpe and myself are also playing, as well as Serhiy, Bridie Lynas, Maddie O’Connor, Molly Crimmins and Bradley Woodward of Sketchy Essentials.

I hope we can help bring people together through music, to support the innocent people being forced from their homes and lives because of the conflict in Syria,” Steph said.

For more details about the challenge go to www.actforpeace.rationchallenge.org.au.