Local Support Boosts Homeless Youth Fundraiser

Home Sweet 2017, the inaugural charity sleepover to support homeless youth on the Northern Beaches is tracking well, according to event organisers Link Housing.  

Aiming to raise more than $100,000, the event is already at $50,000, with four weeks until the big night.

The sleepover, on Friday 15th September at Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club, is about raising awareness and funds to combat and prevent ‘hidden homelessness’ on the Northern Beaches – young people in need sleeping in cars and on couches.  All funds go to The Burdekin Association, who has been housing, counseling and training young people in need on the Northern Beaches for more than 30 years.

The launch of the event was even recognised in Parliament, with the Manly Member for Parliament, The Hon James Griffin tabling a motion in support of the fundraiser.

“With parliamentary recognition and community support we’re on the way to making a real difference.  It’s all about local people coming together to help our ‘hidden homeless’ young people on the beaches,” says Justene Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of The Burdekin Association.

You can find out more about the sleepover and hear success stories this Friday, 18th August at Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club from 5-6pm.  This is a free event, and everyone is welcome.

“As well as increasing awareness about ‘hidden homelessness’, we want to talk about solutions, and celebrate the amazing achievements of The Burdekin Association and their work,” says Mr McAnulty. “We’d love to see you there.”

For more information and to register for the sleepover, go to https://homesweet.raisely.com/