Fun day helps 200 refugees

Giving back: Milan Maksimovic (pictured) and wife Hilda organised a family fun day for  Syria and Iraq refugees on Saturday.
Giving back: Milan Maksimovic (pictured) and wife Hilda organised a family fun day for Syria and Iraq refugees on Saturday.

Local political candidate Milan Maksimovic continues to help refugee families from Syria and Iraq.

After delivering 500 Christmas hampers for refugees, Milan and his wife Hilda organised a Family Fun Day on Saturday where with more than 40 volunteers they handed out hampers and gifts to 200 refugees.

“It was a real joy to share a meal with my brothers and sisters and hand out Easter hampers,” he said.

 “Happy children, content parents and thankful hearts is what keeps us going.”

Mr Maksimovic praised the volunteers and 11 church and charity organisations who contributed with time and gifts to the Easter event.

“We brought goodwill and cheer to many refugee families during the Christmas and New Year season and we continue to care for them,” he said.

Some of the hampers handed out at the event.

Some of the hampers handed out at the event.

Refugees enjoy a meal at the Family Fun Day.

Refugees enjoy a meal at the Family Fun Day.