One organisation Beddown, who received a $5,000 donation from The BUSY Group Ltd, is partnering with Australia’s largest parking provider, Secure Parking to provide a pop-up bedding solution for the homeless, turning public car parks into sleeping facilities at night. An extended pilot trial will occur in Brisbane CBD initially, before rolling out to other parts of Australia. More information regarding Beddown can be found on their website at www.beddown.org.au
Norman McGillivray, founder of Beddown said “Homeless people have told me, after staying at one of the pop-up venues in Brisbane that it’s the first time they have had a dream in years. Beddown is built on three core foundations: firstly, we believe that everyone deserves a bed to sleep in; secondly, repairing the quality of life before building a life of quality; and lastly we want to expedite the end of Beddown”.
“We are truly grateful that The BUSY Group chose to donate $5,000 to Beddown and this will go a long way to helping us to help those who need it most”, Norman further stated.
Recipients of The BUSY Group Ltd donations, totalling $60,000, included:
Oz Harvest ($5,000)
Surfers Paradise Crisis Care Centre ($5,000)
Mental Health Support Group ($5,000)
EDON Place ($5,000)
Walk With Us ($3,000)
James Jacob Fellowship ($3,000)
On the Edge ($3,000)
The Sanctuary Woman, Children and Pets refuge ($3,000)
Gold Coast Community Christmas Lunch ($3,000)
The Tara Brown Foundation ($3,000)
Community Action ($3,000)
Ruth’s Women’s Shelter ($3,000)
Show the Way ($3,000)
The Warwick Community Centre ($3,000)
Paul Miles, Managing Director of BUSY At Work said “It’s been a massive year and our organisation has been extremely busy supporting apprentices, job seekers and businesses in a changing environment that has affected so many. We congratulate organisations like Beddown who do so much to assist our most vulnerable community members”.
Stephanie Draper from The BUSY Group (L) with Norman McGillivray, founder of Beddown receiving a cheque for $5,000 to help support their pop-up bedding solutions for the homeless.