Ian Wickham IN THE BOOTH – TOOWOOMBA

“Never look down on somebody unless you are helping them up!”

I enjoy sleep & being warm in my soft & cosy bed in a dark room with a full stomach, so you could say this experience is kinda my worst nightmare. But its for one night, this is reality for so many 365 nights a year.

This is my opportunity to give back to Toowoomba, a town I love.  My business is well loved and supported.  All monies raised stay here in the local area and help locals doing it tough.

I’m a little ashamed I don’t know enough about local homelessness so through this experience, I hope to learn a little more.

Traffic Group Australia

My name is Yasmin and I’ve participated in the sleepout before, but this year I’m doing so with the support of colleagues at TGA Toowoomba – together we would like to help raise awareness of the current rental/accommodation crisis, in which many people are struggling to find housing and therefore are becoming homeless.  Homelessness is something that can happen to any one of us.

Misty n Mate

Misty and her friend were homeless this time last year and living out of their home on wheels in the harsh winter months in Toowoomba.  They spent a lot of quality time, being helped, fed; clothed and encouraged by the wonderful Basement team led by Tiff and Nat.

Whilst Misty has moved on and found accommodation and now busies herself around the yard by tending to her vegie gardens, her mind never strays too far from those; days when life was harsh and health was parlously poised on the brink for her friend. She has been able to pick up her friends spirits and they are now in a better place, for having met Tiff, Nat, Georgia and all the wonderful people that support Homeless for a week. God Bless and hope our small contribution will help buy a bed for another ” Homie “.  🙂  😉

Sherie Navin

Every year we see more and more people struggling to make ends meet and to keep a roof over their heads. As a member of this community who has a warm bed each night, I think it’s the least I can do, to raise funds and awareness for those who are doing it tough and deserve basic human essentials like food and shelter.

Dallis and My mum

Hey !! 🙂 My name is Dallis and I am 9 years old. Since my mum started working at the basement I found out how many homeless people are in Toowoomba and it broke my heart 🙁

My mum and I are ready to brave the streets of Toowoomba to not only raise money for the homeless people who really need it but to experience for just ONE night what some people go through EVERY SINGLE night.

If you are able to support us by a small donation or even just sharing my fundraising page it would mean so much to me !!

Nicholle

I am raising money for the Base Services because I know that I am potentially one pay check away from requiring the supports of services like the Base, and I know that I am not alone. So whilst I’m blessed to be employed, sheltered, fed and warm, I will give what little support I can to keep The Base services doors open…

David And Mindy

We are raising money because homelessness is a growing epidemic that can only be fixed with more funding and recourses. Everyone deserves a place to call home.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba

We were founded by an incredible group of women, the Sisters of Charity.  We celebrate our centenary year in 2022.  One of the key dimensions of the ministry of the Sisters was to reach out to those who have been marginalised in our community.  This small act of solidarity continues this tradition.

Fletcher Weir

I want to help raise awareness that homelessness can happen to anyone. There are too many children sleeping rough with their families and I want to help make a difference.