LIVE LAUGH RIDE - For the Homeless

By Tony Blakey Join Me

I'm raising funds for Backpack Bed for Homeless

49,200 people will sleep rough on the street across Australia this year (ABS 2016).

Fact. There are not enough shelter and governments ignore the basic human right dignity.

20.4% increase in the number of people sleeping on the street across Australia (ABS 2011 vs ABS 2016).

Women aged over 55 are the fastest-growing group of homeless Australians (ABS 2011 vs ABS 2016).

1 in 201 Australians are currently homeless (ABS 2016).

In 2017-2018: 44,116 people requesting short-term or emergency accommodation did not receive any or were only given a referral (AIHW 2018)

In 2017-2018: 99,370 people needed long term accommodation but did not receive any or were only given a referral (AIHW 2018)

Nearly 60% of homeless people are aged under 35 years (ABS 2016).

In 2018 two homeless men were tragically run over and killed by garbage trucks - one while sleeping in a Brisbane City laneway and another while sleeping in Sydney. 

If we where to raise $5,412,000 that would give every homeless person a Backpack Bed for shelter and safety.  I think this is a great idea. But if $5,412,000 is raised I would think it could be put to building emergency place to sleep for the homeless. or turn an old school in to a safe place for the homeless to sleep by having beds, Food, Shower and other facilities on offer.  

I plan to do a bike ride to raise the much needed funds for the homeless. So please donate and help someone who is living on the streets without a warm and safe place to sleep. 

Please help me raise funds.