Published on: 8 August 2018

Last Friday evening, ten of our Anglicare Ambassadors from Wolsey House participated in the largest school sleep out in Australia, raising over $10,000 for youth homelessness support.

The Anglicare WA School Sleep Out this year involved a total of 215 students from 14 schools across Perth at Optus Stadium, raising $67,800 in funds.

Scott Chrystal, Assistant Head of Wolsey House says, “Our participants are to be extremely proud of what they have achieved as a group and thanks to their efforts, many homeless youths across Perth will benefit from life-changing support.”

“The boys got to experience for just one night what many young Western Australians endure every night, and get a genuine glimpse into the lives of homeless young people and the issues they face on a daily basis.”

“Special recognition goes out to Lachlan Yu, Jes Bromley, Isaac Yeo, Matthew Gamble, Henry Chandler, Joshua Fry, James Lamb, Mark Morris, Thomas Dempster and Jack Tempra for braving the cold last Friday evening.”

The WA School Sleep Out supports Anglicare’s Street Connect program, which aims to connect with marginalised young people who gather regularly in public places and assist them with making positive life changes.

Wolsey House’s EverydayHero page remains open for any last-minute donations up until midnight this Friday 10 August with prize winners for the top fundraisers to be announced next Monday 13 August.

Thank you to everyone who helped support our Wolsey Ambassadors and ultimately, Australia’s biggest sleep out for youth homelessness.