Fo­cus on home­less

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By EMILY BAKER

MELISSA North and her young fam­ily will go ‘ Home­less For a Night’ to raise funds for those do­ing it tough.

The Clare­mont fam­ily will take part in the Manna Inc-hosted event, with dona­tions go­ing to­wards the char­ity’s Hot & Healthy meals pro­gram.

Mrs North said the one night of “be­ing home­less” would hope­fully raise a tar­get of $250,000 to help fund 50,000 meals.

“This event re­ally hit home to me as a par­ent,” Mrs North said.

“I’m well aware my chil­dren are very for­tu­nate that I am able to sup­port them with a warm bed, a se­cure home and good nu­tri­tion, some­thing I feel is very much taken for granted be­cause it’s our day-to-day way of life.

Sadly, that's not the case for ev­ery­one.

“Although sleep­ing out for one night isn’t go­ing to be as tough for my fam­ily as it is for those who are home­less, I feel it will be a great way to re­mind my chil­dren how for­tu­nate they are.”

Home­less for a Night will be held on May 2 at As­cot Race Course.

Reg­is­tra­tions for the fundrais­ing event close on April 30.

Mrs North en­cour­aged other fam­i­lies to get in­volved.

“Rais­ing money for this cause is our fo­cus as a fam­ily for the next six weeks be­fore the event, so we can give as much as pos­si­ble to a very good cause".

To do­nate to the North fam­ily or reg­is­ter, visit https://­ home­lessforanight.

Mrs North and chil­dren Grif­fin and Sum­mer will take part in Manna Inc’s Home­less For a Night fundrais­ing event.

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