The Coast Shelter Sleepout will be held at Central Coast Stadium on Friday, November 19 after being rescheduled twice due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Seventy-five business people across the region have already raised $85,000 and pledged to sleep rough for one night.
“This huge fundraising effort demonstrates the support from our business community for people with issues concerning family and domestic violence, and homelessness,” a Coast Shelter spokesperson said.
“In line with NSW Government and health advice, this event with be COVID safe with all sleepers being doubly vaccinated and registered.
“Sleepers will get to experience sunset through the palm trees while they prepare to settle down and sleep on the ground with no shelter for one night.
“This will be no party as sleeping rough isn’t easy and although our sleepers will only sleepout for one night, they will experience the trepidation people feel when they don’t have their own home to go to.
“The money raised will help provide safe accommodation for people experiencing family or domestic violence and the programs Coast Shelter runs to support Coasties doing it tough.”
Coast Shelter is accepting donations towards the Sleepout at www.coastsheltersleepout.com.au.
Media release, Oct 26