Kit and Aiden take the plunge – and you could too
Written by engage on October 15, 2019
On Saturday 19 October Kit and Aiden will abseil 132 metres down the Westpac building in the Adelaide CBD!
Why? The brave pair are taking part in the AnglicareSA Adelaide City Plunge to help fight homelessness. Watch them explain in this quick video.
Thanks to Anglicare SA YOU have the chance to join Kit and Aiden abseiling down Westpac building
Imagine standing on top of the world, or at least the tallest building in Adelaide… then taking the plunge heading over the side, conquering your fears and all while helping take fear out of someone else’s life!
AnglicareSA are working to combat homelessness so that no one has to worry where they will sleep tonight.
Now when you donate to either Aiden or Kit every donation over $100 earns the chance to win the experience of a lifetime! Winners announced by Aiden in the Arvo on Wednesday 16 October. If you have already donated over $100, you have been entered into the draw.
All funds raised through the Adelaide City Plunge will help AnglicareSA offer more housing support to those in need.
According to AnglicareSA, who offer vital services to people at risk across the state, research shows one of the main causes is a lack of suitable, affordable housing. Just 3% of rental accommodation is affordable to families on low incomes or income support.
The number of homeless includes, but isn’t limited to, rough sleepers, couch surfers, those using emergency hostels/accommodation, or sleeping in cars.
A study this year determined that there were 227 people sleeping rough each night in the Adelaide CBD, up from 143 last year.
Many families are living pay cheque to pay cheque and one illness or accident can be the difference between having a home or not. Around 6,000 people experience homelessness each night across South Australia. It’s easy to take for granted:
· the warm bed we crawl into each night
· The heater we crank up when the temperature plummets
· The warm blankets and clothing we layer up when heading out to brave the weather
· Staying dry and warm when its pouring outside
· The security we have in our jobs and regular income and therefore ability to stay safe
AnglicareSA says they are helping those who miss out on one or more of the above by providing affordable housing for over 4,000 tenants across the state.