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Kia ora tatou

Over the last few weeks, we have been observing the news and consulting with experts. We have spent hours deliberating together about this year’s Lifewise Big Sleepout. And it is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the cancellation of #BSO2020

In light of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, and the guidelines announced by the Ministry of Health, we want to safeguard the wellbeing of our generous, committed supporters like you.

However, we also know that people experiencing homelessness and sleeping rough do not enjoy the same privileges or choices. They are unable to properly protect themselves and their whānau from disease and infection. And they certainly cannot cancel the impending winter and flu season. They need your support and participation to help create real choices and pathways out of homelessness.

In previous years, you have helped raise up to $300,000 by “sleeping rough”. This year, while we determine how you can participate in our vision for ending and preventing homelessness, please consider making a donation and watch this space for your next invitation.

Nga mihi nui

Darragh O’Riordan
Fundraising, Marketing & Communications Manager – Lifewise