This event was run by Chatwood Chamber of Commerce in order to give a taste of what sleeping rough is like. Stig Falster and Julie Burgess work extremely hard to make it happen and this year got support from Willoughby Council, Storage King Chatswood (who supplied the very valuable venue!) and Orora Fibre Packaging (who supplied the very valuable cardboard which were our home and bed for the night). For next year they are looking for some sponsorship to do some banners...contact Chatswood Chamber of Commerce if you can help out.
I have split this show into 2 parts because the subject matters were just so different, so first cab off the ranks was the Variety Bash Berowra to Bowen...
More than 100 cars gathered in Berowra in their pre 1976 cars to drive more than 3000km to help disadvantaged people and kids for the Variety Bash Berowra to Bowen 2016 sponsored by Bryden Lawyers. They check in and support a number of communities along the way as well as being supported themselves by local groups who feed and accommodate the on their travels. Triple H 100.1fm community radio was there to cover the event and help them on their way.
Next up was Sarah Cloutier who has spoken to us about cooking and the sugar trap in the past - today it was about a personal choice she made not to have children and then to be part of a discussion on SBS's Insight program Child Free.
Sarah also talks about valuing what we have to offer the world when we don't by into expectations that don't feel like the right path for ourselves.
Fusion are an institution in Hornsby and the team have been incredibly active in the community these last few weeks raising our awareness of homelessness.
Last week they ran a HHH day - Hornsby Helping the Homeless - of course TripleH100.1fm had to go down and do some interviews....
Then Friday night they had a Sleep in Your Car fundraiser which I took part in, hopefully this will get you all out next year!!
Tim England, a local demential champion was my guest in the studio today to talk about Dementia.
What it is - a condition, a syndrome, a collection of conditions that cause distress. It is epitomised by confusion.
What it isn't - a disease, yet there are over 100 different diseases that can cause a clinical dementia.
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.