FUNDRAISER: Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini will be performing in one of the events.
FUNDRAISER: Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini will be performing in one of the events. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Full list of Nepal fundraisers around the Northern Rivers

Update 11am Friday: The deep connection between the Northern Rivers and Nepal means that a number of fundraising activities have been organised to help victims of the recent disasters in that country.


A special one-off house concert to raise funds for Nepal's earthquake relief.All money raised will be split evenly between The Umbrella Foundation and the Office of Tibet.
Minimum donation is $35.
Today at 6:30pm arrival for a 7pm start.
Concert will be held in a beautiful private home, and bookings are essential as numbers are limited.

Tibetan nomad singer songwriter Tenzin Chogyal will be performing.

Address will be provided with ticket, to purchase please click here.

2. Mullumbimby

A fundraising concert to support the victims of the Nepalese earthquake will be held in Mullumbimby this weekend.

The event, called Mullum Loves Nepal, will feature performers Wild Marmalade, Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini, Walrus and the Carpenter, The Hottentots, Amir Paiss and Avishai Barnatan and Shai Shriki, among others.

Tibetan nomad singer songwriter Tenzin Chogyal will be performing.

The event will include a raffle with prizes including double passes to the Mullumbimby Music Festival, Byron Spirit Festival, Falls Music and Arts Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Bello Winter Music, a $500 jewelery voucher for the Crystal Castle, and more prizes.

Click here for tickets and donations.

Click here for more info.

At the Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall, 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby, this Saturday May 16, from 5pm.


3. Lismore

Goanna Bakery Cafe in Lismore will be offering a three-course meal and acoustic music on Friday, May 22, from 6.30pm.

The local line up of musical talent includes Indigo Gebbet, winner of the Female Young Songwriter Award 2015.

Winner of the Female Young Songwriter of the Award, Indigo Gebbett, 16, of Bangalow, received her accolade from Lismore mayor Jennie Dowell.
Winner of the Female Young Songwriter of the Award, Indigo Gebbett, 16, of Bangalow, received her accolade from Lismore mayor Jennie Dowell. Contributed

The event will be $35 at the door.

For details check Goanna Bakery's Facebook page.

Proceeds will go to Oxfam and local grassroots organisation Abari, which is organising emergency accommodation and medical camps.



4. Federal

For Nepal With Love Benefit.
At the Federal Hall, Federal, on Saturday, May 23, from  1pm - 4pm.

Tibetan nomad singer songwriter Tenzin Chogyal will be performing.

Tabla percussionist Dheeraj Shrestha will also be performing.

Shrestha grew up playing in the temples of central Kathmandu which have been destroyed by the earthquake.

He has been personally affected as his 83 year-old mother and his disabled sister lost their home and had to sleep out in the open for five nights.

For more details visit the Facebook page for this event

5. Lismore

Namaste Nepal has been announced as a night of music, dance and an abundant four-course Indian feast.

The event is looking to raise $10,000 for Australian charity Forget Me Not (FMN).

FMN has provided support and care for children in Nepal since 2005.

Since the first earthquake on April 25, FMN has been working with their team in Nepal and have included rebuilding estimates as part of their emergency assessment work in providing for children in the emergency.

They have estimated that $4000 will be needed to rebuild a traditional raised home in wood with a tin roof. This figure includes household basics of bedding blankets, clothing and kitchenware, among others.

FMN is looking at helping rebuild eight houses and repair three more.

The $4000 costing relates to homes that are the most remote and subject to extreme conditions.

At Flock Espresso & Eats, 39 Woodlark St, Lismore, on Saturday, May 23, from 6pm. $65.

6. Byron Bay

When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West is a 2012 documentary by directors Victress Hitchcock and Amber Bemak.

The 96-minute film explores the interactions between contemporary Tibetan Buddhism and Western culture.

The film goes in-depth to portray the experiences and insights of both teachers and practitioners in the US and around the world.

The critically-acclaimed film looks into the wide ranging dialogs taking place between Buddhist teachings and science, psychology, gender theory and the arts.

All funds raised will be donated to Karuna-Shechen, an organisation with over twenty years of experience implementing projects that respond directly to the needs of the community.

Karuna-Shechen is already bringing medical, food and shelter assistance to remote communities and villages affected by the earthquakes, with mobile medical teams being deployed to two locations daily.

They are delivering relief and food aid to 580 households/families in isolated villages in the Kavre, Dhading, and Kathmandu districts, with further projects aimed at the longer term needs of the people.

When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West will be screening at the Byron Community Theatre on Saturday, May 23 from 6pm. 

7. The Channon

A Nepalese film, Manakamana, will be screened at The Channon Hall on Saturday, May 30, at 6.30pm.

Vegan curries and cakes plus chai drinks will be on sale from 5.30pm, accompanied by Mish playing piano.

A dance party will follow with music by DJ Electus from 8.30pm until 11.30pm.

The event will be $12 at the door.

All proceeds to the Global Women's Project Nepal Appeal.

Prints of Nepal taken by Associate Professor at Southern Cross Geo-Science, Scott Johnston, will be auctioned and raffled and slides of his numerous trips to Nepal will be displayed at both events.

8. Casino-Kyogle

Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland, Kyogle business woman Leah Hobbs and Express Examiner editor Samantha Elley decided to turn their Kyogle Community Gym 100km May challenge into more than just a fitness project.

Click here to read more about their challenge.