What is it?
It’s a sleepover that will be held on Friday September 15th, at Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club which aims to raise more than $100,000, which will go directly to The Burdekin Association – yes that’s right we are the lucky sole recipients!
Here are just a few images from the official launch:
We are aiming to raise awareness that this is an issue not just on the Northern Beaches but throughout Sydney. Early investment in housing and support creates such positive outcomes … Together we can make a difference. With thanks to all our sponsors and sleepees for 2017.”
Andrew McAnulty, Link Housing
Link Housing and the Burdekin have a long history together supporting youth on the Northern Beaches – over 25 years and so this fundraiser is really special to us.
We are really excited that our CEO Justene and staff members Neil and Warren will all be sleeping over at the event. They will hopefully be joined by many of our local community who want to take part and they invite you to join them too! What if you can’t? How about you sponsor Justene here or someone else or simply just donate?
The main fundraising page for the event is over at www.homesweetraisely.com, where you can go to donate, see the people who are participating (including Justene), others who are donating and hopefully see the dollars rising steadily. You will also find further details about the event, like how to get involved and/or sponsored, the event itself, what to bring/wear etc and for more information. Here is another link to Link Housing Home Sweet 2017 website.
We are so thankful to Link Housing for this amazing opportunity to help local youth. The importance of a safe home for young people and the extent of homelessness on the Northern Beaches must not be underestimated – it is a very real and growing problem.
Business as a force for good.”
Having lived on the northern beaches for most of my childhood and early adulthood, I cannot think of a greater way of being raised near the beaches and experiencing the lifestyle that the north offers. It breaks my heart to think that unnecessary pressures and circumstances have led to the increase in homelessness for the youth on the northern beaches.
All of us at Custance welcome the opportunity to support such a cause. Our practice delivers social and affordable housing all over NSW. We have been working with community housing groups and government sectors in delivering affordable and assisted housing for many years. This cause draws on my past and the work we do to improve people’s lives. Great cause, thank you Burdekin for making this happen and Link Housing for hosting this event.”
We are architects. We see a lot of wealth and privilege in the course of our work. It prompts us to lend support to worthy causes like this one.”
Thomson Geer continues to proud to be associated with Link Housing and to be able to make a pledge to this worthy cause.”
Event hosts –
Link Housing are producing Home Sweet 2017 for The Burdekin Association. The partnership was a natural progression, says Link Housing Chief Executive Office Andrew McAnulty. “Link Housing and the Burdekin have been working together for 25 years supplying accommodation and support to youth in need. Now more than ever, we need to reach out and support those young people, who, often through no fault of their own, have no-one supporting them and nowhere to go.”
About Link Housing:
Link Housing Ltd is one of the oldest not-for-profit community housing providers in NSW having been formed in 1983/84. We have a history of providing affordable rental accommodation to people on very low to moderate incomes. Link is a Tier 1 registered community housing provider with more than 1500 homes in management. We have an independent skills-based Board, and the skills and financial capacity to deliver new ideas, concepts, and growth.