Rob Simcocks and Teri Welles.
Rob Simcocks and Teri Welles. Liana Turner

Crowds gather for Amnesty

A JOYFUL crowd gathered at Stanthorpe's Little Theatre to raise funds for Amnesty International earlier this month.

Stanthorpe Amnesty group co-convenor Jeannie Williams said she was pleased with the success of the night, on October 7.

"It was our second annual concert, and we might have a third,” Ms Williams said.

"We were very happy. We do have to thank the little theatre because they make their venue available to us, which is fabulous.”

Between the beautiful music, there were heavy messages around human rights issues.

Ms Williams said the funds raised would go to a broad range of Amnesty International efforts.

But she said the local branch was particularly interested in addressing Australia's onshore and offshore detention centres and the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians.

The Stanthorpe Amnesty group's next event is a film night on from 7pm Friday, November 11 at Stanthorpe Uniting Church and will feature the film Cast From the Storm.

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