Our team sleeps rough for Homeless Week
Many of you will have seen the media coverage recently around Homeless Week and Base Services’ fundraising efforts.
CGLaw was proud to be part of these efforts with Ben Gouldson, Simon Playford and Kyle Paull sleeping out overnight last week to raise money and awareness of the persistent issue of homelessness.
Kyle Paull, Simon Playford and Ben Gouldson looking optimistic
as they commence Homeless for a Night.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to Ben, Simon and Kyle’s fundraising efforts. They have raised over $2,000 - exceeding their goal.
Over 163 people joined Base Services Coordinator Nat Spary for his first night of Homeless for a Week in the winter cold on Monday 5th August to support the annual running costs of the Basement Soup Kitchen.
CGLaw also partnered with Russell Mineral Equipment as major sponsors of last week's Base Services Homeless Week Breakfast which was held the morning after the sleepout.
Base Services provides free lunch time meals, swags, homeless food hampers, clothing, hygiene packs, case management and access to outreach support services, weekdays, to people in need including men and women of all ages who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness. This may include ex-service people, people with health issues, individuals, families, people with addictions, Indigenous Australians, migrants and people facing trauma due to grief, loss or separation.
According to Nat, “the only reason the Basement continues to operate is because of the generous support of the Toowoomba community, as the Basement receives no government funding.”