On any given night, over 20,000 Queenslanders are without a home, forcing them to seek shelter in alleyways, in crisis accommodation, or with family and friends.
To raise awareness of homelessness in Toowoomba, BASE Services Inc. hosted the Hike for Homeless, with 5km, 10km or 20km hike distances through Jubilee Park. This event was also a fundraiser for the Basement Soup Kitchen, enabling this organisation to continue to provide a lunch time meal, blankets, clothing and essential services to people who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness in our community.
To show our support for this event, the Power Tynan Charitable Trust recently presented Nat Spary from BASE Services Inc. with a $1,500 cheque.
“BASE Services is a not for profit, community development organisation, working with individuals and families in need,” said Nat. “We help people from many walks of life, such as those who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness, ex-service men and women, people with health issues, addictions, behavioural issues or trauma as a result of abuse, family violence, separation, grief or loss.”
Hike For Homeless raised an amazing $31,000 for the Basement Soup Kitchen, and the event looks set to be held again next year. For more information on this fantastic charity, visit http://www.baseservices.com.au/
Left: Brad Hancock and Peter Rowe from Power Tynan present Nat Spary of BASE Services with a cheque for $1,500