SIC thanked by refugees group

The council has been recognised for its support over the last year to a group which supports refugees.

Founder of Shetland Supports Refugees, Wendy Sinclair, this week presented SIC convener Malcolm Bell with artwork for Lerwick Town Hall.

A copy of an original painting by Deborah Sinclair, entitled Unknown soldier, was part of an exhibition held at Islesburgh Community Centre.

The art exhibition and auction was part of World Refugee Week and raised £962.

Ms Sinclair said: “This picture is our way to say thanks to the council for the support we’ve received from them since we started.

“At this particular time, it is important we all come together and show solidarity with refugees.”

Mr Bell applauded the work of the refugee support group which he said had done much to highlight “the human tragedy” of the refugee crisis.

He said: “I am delighted that their recent exhibition, held to support the relief effort, was such a success.

“I am honoured to receive this powerful work of art from the group, and it will now be prominently displayed within the town hall.”


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