Fusion Western Sydney will host ‘Sleep in Your Car’ for the fourth year, an event that’s run as part of National Homelessness Prevention Week.
To be held on Friday, August 5, the event will see people either register to sleep in their car or sponsor someone who is sleeping out, all in the name of a good cause.
St Marys Aussie mortgage broker, Kim Horan, was one of the first people to support the 2016 event by registering to sleep in her car.
“I think it’s important to get involved in local initiatives such as this,” she said.
“It’s hard not to get overwhelmed with the needs out there in the community but for me, participating makes me feel part of the solution – I decided to get involved rather than just turn off from the issue of homelessness.”
Fusion event organiser, Judy Tweeddale, said it’s a great initiative.
“We’re keen for others to join in so together, we can ensure that this often hidden issue is brought into the light,” she said.
The event aims to raise awareness and funds to support over 105,000 people without a safe place to sleep each night.
Funds raised from the event will go towards the ongoing work of Fusion Western Sydney and Platform Youth Services in the community.
‘Sleep in Your Car’ will be held at St Marys Railway Station.
For more information on the event, visit www.sleepinyourcar.com.au or call 8805 5900.