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Community Recognition Statement – The Epping Sleep Out 2019

25 Sep 2019

The great Epping Sleep Out is fast approaching. Go to http://eppingsleepout.com.au to make a donation or to register for this fantastic community event. All funds raised go toward local charities.

Posted by Dominic Perrottet MP on Sunday, 18 August 2019

 

On Saturday 24 August, the second annual Epping Sleep Out took place in Boronia Park.

The Epping Sleep Out aims to raise awareness about homelessness, and to raise funds to support local charities making a difference in that area.

This event encourages members of the community to forego the comfort of their beds and the warmth of their homes, and experience what it would be like to live without any shelter on a cold winter night. This year, the event also included a multi-cultural festival, reflecting the diverse and vibrant community in the Epping electorate.

The Epping Sleep Out was organised by the Community Foundation of North Western Sydney, an independent, not-for-profit organisation which has been run entirely by volunteers since 2007. 100% of donations go to the local community.

Homelessness is a significant issue in Australia. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are over 105,000 Australians experiencing homelessness or inadequate living arrangements.

I acknowledge Rajiv Chaudhri and Gailsusan Moore for their hard work and for effort that went in to making this event a success.

I am pleased to support great initiatives such as this and I look forward to the next one.

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