NDSHS students to sleep rough for the homeless

Street Swags founder Jean Madden.
Street Swags founder Jean Madden. Photo Contributed

YOUR STORY: Noosa District State High School (NDSHS) students will have the opportunity to experience a night like Australia's 100,000 homeless, sleeping on a piece of cardboard in the cool May air.

In conjunction with the Cooroy Rotary Club, the NDSHS Interact Club are hosting a Sleep Rough for the Homeless Night on Friday, May 6, to raise funds and awareness of Australia's homeless.

Students participating in the event will spend the night in the H Block precinct, sleeping on cardboard and eating a 'soup kitchen dinner' provided by Cooroy Rotary volunteers.

Participants will raise funds through sponsorship from friends, family and the NDSHS community, with the money from the evening used to purchase Street Swags for the homeless.

Street Swags are Australian made, waterproof, canvas swags that include a high density foam mattress, which offers a degree of comfort, warmth and protection from the weather.

The Street Swags' discrete appearance and camouflage colours offers some safety for those who need to be invisible.

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