Sleepout Boosts Youth Funds

A sleepover at Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club raised more than $120,00 for vital youth services on the Northern Beaches.

Link Housing, Northern Sydney’s leading community housing provider, staged the sleepover, ‘Home Sweet 2017’, to raise awareness for vulnerable young people in need and funds to support the ongoing, work of the Burdekin Association.

The event raised a total of $120,366 with 57 individuals securing donations from 754 people. People were sponsored to spend a night at Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club.

The cheque was presented to Justene Gordon, Chief Executive Officer at The Burdekin Association, by Link Housing management and event host, Christian Wilkins, at a celebration at Middle Harbour.

Link Housing Chief Executive Officer Andrew McAnulty was delighted that the inaugural event had such a positive outcome.  “We’re thrilled that ‘Home Sweet 2017’ was such a success. Now The Burdekin Association can continue and even expand their vital work helping young people. 

“We’re so very grateful for all the good work they do in the community and that our partnership is having such a positive impact,” said Mr McAnulty.

Link Housing and The Burdekin Association have been working together for more than 25 years and have helped over 500 young people in need.


Link Housing Ltd is one of the oldest not-for-profit community housing providers in NSW and provides affordable rental accommodation to people on very low to moderate incomes.