Locals to brave the cold for sleepout

Taree: Mark Williamson, Rev Helen Holliday, Lee Lyons, Tim Doyle and Nathan Cooper practice sleeping outdoors, in readiness for the Homelessness Sleep Out.

Taree: Mark Williamson, Rev Helen Holliday, Lee Lyons, Tim Doyle and Nathan Cooper practice sleeping outdoors, in readiness for the Homelessness Sleep Out.

LOCALS will spend one night sleeping rough on Thursday, August 14, to raise awareness and funds to support people facing homelessness in the Manning.

It is all part of the Homelessness Sleep Out 2014.

The Manning sleepout will raise funds for Manning Community Connect Day which will be held at Taree PCYC on Wednesday, October 29.

The annual event connects people experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness with accommodation, health, employment and other vital community services.

Participants have raised a minimum of $50 to participate, with the sleep out kicking off at 7pm at the Greater Taree City Council’s carpark.

There will be outdoor movies, live music, a light supper and then hopefully some sleep, with a light breakfast finishing the event at 7am on the Friday.

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