Community rallies for Sleep At the ‘G

Community rallies for Sleep At the ‘G

Thousands of people are gearing up for a night under the stars as Sleep at the ‘G returns this year.

The annual charity event, to be held on May 16, raises vital funds for youth experiencing homelessness.

Participants will roll out their sleeping bags on the MCG for a night of camping that includes activities, entertainment, refreshments, prizes and lots more.

All funds raised will go towards Melbourne City Mission (MCM), which provides safe and stable housing for young people in need.  

On any given night, more than 7600 young people aged 12 to 24 experience homelessness in Victoria - a 19.7 per cent increase since 2016.

MCM’s chief executive Vicki Sutton said, “The support of the business community couldn’t come at a more important time - we are the largest youth refuge provider in Victoria, and our refuge beds are full every night”.

“MCM Sleep At The ’G is more than an invite to a fun event. It provides connection between like-minded community members, empowered to provide support where support is needed to help Victorian youth and the very important work of MCM,” she said.

The business community will join the wider community for this very special night and an opportunity, through fundraising, to help provide stable, supportive homes to help young Victorians become independent, thriving adults.

They include Team NAB, Deloitte, Maddocks, William Buck Accountants and & Advisors, Energy Safe Victoria, Fort Knox Self Storage and Team Jellis Craig Foundation.

Robert Collie, chairman of the Deloitte Foundation, said it was “our responsibility and we can show what the power of action can achieve".

To register, visit www.SleepAtTheG.com.au

Cost is $75 Adult, $25 for 15-17 years.  

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