The Hills Shire Emeritus Mayor and Business Leaders will gather together to raise awareness about homelessness
Hills Shire Emeritus Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne will join business leaders and community figures from across the Hills and spend a night sleeping rough at The Hills Winter Sleep Out on Saturday, 18th August 2018.
In a bid to raise awareness and funds to fight homelessness, Mayor Byrne will brave the elements at Bella Vista Farm, Elizabeth Macarthur Drive, BAULKHAM HILLS in what has become a much-supported local event.
Emeritus Mayor Byrne said:
We’re now in the third year of the Sleep Out and it’s one of those initiatives that brings out the best in Hills residents.
It’s one thing to ask people to donate to a cause, but to see so many people spending a night out in the cold and sleeping rough shows that they’re willing to go that step further and see what it’s like for those less fortunate than us.”
Emeritus Mayor Byrne said that The Hills was not immune to homelessness despite the seemingly idyllic surrounds.
Homelessness can affect anyone, but in The Hills it particularly affects woman and children escaping domestic violence and looking for crisis accommodation.
While some great steps have been taken to alleviate the shortage of crisis accommodation, we still need all the help we can get in the fight against homelessness.”
Emeritus Mayor Byrne said she was pleased to see three very worthy organisations – Hills Community Aid and the Lisa Harnum Foundation – would be benefiting from the Sleep Out.
These organisations have played an integral role in making the Sleep Out a success and I’m glad they will benefit from this wonderful event. You can join us on the night. Visit www.hillswintersleepout.com.au to find out more.”
Hills Winter Sleep Out Details
- When: 6:00 pm Saturday 18 August 2018 to 10:30 am Sunday 19 August 2018
- Where: Bella Vista Farm, Elizabeth Macarthur Drive, BAULKHAM HILLS NSW 2153
- Click here to register