Youth from St Andrews Cronulla Anglican Church (the Elephant House) sleep out for a night of homelessness

Sleeping rough: Cronulla youth sleep out to raise awareness of homelessness.
Sleeping rough: Cronulla youth sleep out to raise awareness of homelessness.

Young people from Cronulla slept rough to raise awarenenss of homelessness in Sutherland Shire.

A group of teens slept on cardboard for the evening, donating funds to the cause.

As part of an educational program, the event was run in partnership with Rough Edges – a community organisation and a ministry of St John’s Anglican Church at Darlinghurst.

“It’s important for our youth and other members of our church to get a feel for what it’s like for those who end up on our streets and having to sleep rough each night,” senior minister at St Andrews Cronulla Anglican Church (the Elephant House), Richard Wenden said.

“Inspired by the work of Rough Edges we felt that it was really important to have our eyes opened to the plight of those who are homeless in the shire.

“It’s mind boggling that 117,000 find themselves homeless for different and sad reasons. 

“The event was just one small way to raise the awareness among the teenagers in our church and some money for the work Rough Edges does.

“We’re hopeful that this could become a yearly event for St Andrew's.”

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