Sleeping out for a cause


Sleep-out ready: Gemma Bell, Breck Curtis in front and Joel Furneaux in the back of the car. Picture: Supplied

THE Sleep in Your Car event at Mornington Park, Saturday 3 August, will show those participating what it’s like to be homeless.

Fusion Mornington Peninsula is running the event during Homelessness Week. Recent census data shows those the number of homelessness rose 13.7 per cent in the past four years. Of the 116,427 people known to be experiencing homelessness, 42 per cent are under 25.

The Sleep in Your Car event is open to those dropping in for dinner or staying the night.

They can gather friends and family and sleep in their car or sleep rough in designated areas.

Food trucks will be on hand, as will live music, information from service providers, pop-up art gallery, interactive kids’ zone and Walk Without Home experiential learning program.

Register for the drug-and-alcohol-free event at PO Box 49, Mt Martha 3934, call 5974 1442 or email:

First published in the Mornington News – 30 July 2019


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