Kit and Aiden are taking the plunge
Written by engage on August 7, 2019
This October, Kit and Aiden are abseiling 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.
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 recent study in May 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 check to pay check 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.