THE chance to make a small difference to the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people seeking refuge from violence in Myanmar is behind a fundraising event in Willetton on April 21.
Close to 650,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state for camps in Bangladesh since August.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has described it as the fastest-growing refugee emergency in the world, with women and children making up the majority of those seeking help.
Back in Perth, a world away, the Bull Creek Lions Club will host a Bollywood dinner and dance fundraiser at The Kauphy Place.
The evening will include music, food and a performance by D’Nakka Fitness and Dance.
Lions Club member Rasa Subramaniam said his group was empathetic to the plight of others, particularly people so vulnerable, and was keen to help.
The Lions Club has fundraising page, with all profits from that and the evening to be donated to the UNHCR.
For tickets, phone 9332 7036.