The 2015 Vinnies Corporate and Community Sleepout on the Gold Coast is

TONIGHT with funds raised to go towards delivering a Homeless Support Centre.

More than 4,000 Gold Coast people face homelessness or were are at risk of homelessness in the local area.

After weeks of dedicated fundraising and raising awareness, more than 80 participants will experience a night of sleeping on the streets with only a piece of cardboard and a sleeping bag, a cup of soup and a bread roll as a meal.

Donations can still be made at; www.communitysleepout.org.au

Date:          Thursday 9 July

Time:         From 5:30pm to 9pm. Media are invited to stay for the official proceedings.

Location:  The Southport School, Winchester Street Southport.

Parking:    Available onsite

Photo/vision opportunity:

       Thurseday 9 July

  • 5:30-7pm: Interviews with key participants as they arrive for registration and set up
  • From 6pm: Key participants with their cardboard, sleeping bag and cup of soup
  • 8:30pm: Fiona’s story

        Friday 10 July

  • 6am: Participants as they rise and have breakfast

Interviews:

  • St Vincent de Paul Society spokespersons Jim Donaldson and Cassandra Ashton
  • Top fundraisers and participants

Current top fundraisers

  • Kate Hampson, Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa
  • Elisabeth Keane
  • Rob Molhoek MP, Member for Southport