Sleep In Your Car: Fusion host initiative to raise awareness of homelessness

SLEEP OUT: Fusion’s Beverley Rankin will sleep rough next month to raise money and awareness for homelessness. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0727jksleep1
SLEEP OUT: Fusion’s Beverley Rankin will sleep rough next month to raise money and awareness for homelessness. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0727jksleep1

Homelessness can affect people of all ages and backgrounds, with more than 100,000 Australians sleeping rough on any given night.

To raise awareness, Fusion Australia will host Sleep In Your Car at the Fusion Community Centre and Uniting Church Hall on August 11.

Participants are encouraged to fundraise to support the work Veritas House and Fusion do to house young people, ahead of a group dinner and sleep out.

Fusion’s Beverley Rankin said homelessness is something of an unseen problem in Orange, with many people forced to “couchsurf” which puts them at risk.

Held during Homelessness Week which runs August 6-12, the Anson Street event is part of a nation-wide campaign to create a conversation around homelessness.

To register visit: www.sleepinyourcar.com.au

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