On Friday August 4th, local resident and Billanook Ward Councillor, Tim Heenan will be sleeping outside in a cardboard box for 9 nights to highlight the issues of homelessness. This is the ninth year Cr Tim Heenan has slept out opposite Melba Park in Lilydale during Homeless Persons Week.
Supported by Holy Fools, a local charity who help disadvantaged and homeless, the sleepout raises awareness of the need for more services in the Yarra Ranges to help people experiencing homelessness. “I don’t want anyone to lose sight of why we’re doing this, to open a drop in centre in Lilydale which is desperately needed. We need someone to come forward and offer a space to Holy Fools to achieve this.” said Cr Tim Heenan.
You can follow the sleepout, discuss relevant issues, and find out what you can do to help on the Yarra Ranges Homeless Winter Sleepout facebook page: www.facebook.com/pg/