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Fraser coast bosses in for rough night helping the homeless

Fraser Coast Regional Council chief executive officer Lisa Desmond tries out one of the swags that local bosses will camp out in with Darren Bosley of the Fraser Coast Chronicle, Troy Sorrensen of the Hervey Bay RSL and Adam Healey of Forty Winks.
Fraser Coast Regional Council chief executive officer Lisa Desmond tries out one of the swags that local bosses will camp out in with Darren Bosley of the Fraser Coast Chronicle, Troy Sorrensen of the Hervey Bay RSL and Adam Healey of Forty Winks. Alistair Brightman

FRASER Coast bosses are hoping for clear skies on Friday, as they prepare to spend a night sleeping rough to raise money for homeless people.

About 30 local businesspeople will bed down in Scarness Park as part of the Swag-a-Boss appeal, including Fraser Coast mayor Gerard O'Connell, council chief executive officer Lisa Desmond, the Chronicle's general manager Darren Bosley and Troy Sorrensen from the Hervey Bay RSL.

The appeal, an initiative of Forty Winks, will help to provide lightweight sleeping swags, called Backpack Beds, to local people in need to help them get a better night's sleep.

Almost 100 Backpack Beds, worth more than $7300, have already been sponsored through the appeal.

Participants will arrive at Scarness Park on Friday with just the clothes on their back, although there will be food available to purchase - a luxury that may be out of reach for the Fraser Coast's homeless.

The Chronicle's general manager Darren Bosley said he would find it hard to be away from his family, but he was ready to put himself in the shoes of those less fortunate.

"It's about not having expectations but trying to understand how a person lives like this regularly. I'm fortunate it is only one night," Mr Bosley said.

"I'll certainly try and understand the feeling that when I wake up, there is no guarantee of food and a shower that we take for granted every morning."

 

Join the appeal

  • Bosses will be sleeping rough on Friday, November 30
  • Location: Scarness Park
  • Time: from 6.30pm until morning
  • What to bring: just clothes on your back
  • Food will be available to purchase. Toilet facilities are available and a Backpack Bed will be provided
  • To take part: Phone Rose Lovat on 4120 1016

Topics:  bosses fraser coast scarness



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