On the 10th of the 10th 2010 millions of people around the world marked World Homeless Day in many varied ways and changed the lives of homeless people in their local community.
The purpose of World Homeless Day was to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides.
Doorway organised a sky dive !!!
Kev Long, Doorway’s Support Worker and a member of the public, Amesha Poyster, jumped out of an airplane to increase awareness for the homeless and to raise much needed funding for the Doorway drop-in sessions.
Kev Long said “I’m really excited about doing this jump. I love the work we do at Doorway and the more support we can get the better. Our drop-in centre is a much needed resource for our guests in the local community.”
Before the event, Amesha Poyster said “I am so looking forward to taking my jump for such a great cause. In a way it mimics the cause, standing high, taking a mighty fall and then picking myself back up.”