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The Lifewise Big Sleepout is the annual fundraising event that also raises awareness about homelessness in Auckland.

Duncan Matthews, Executive Director at RainbowYOUTH, is a second-time participant and is looking forward to community-building opportunities on the night.

What made you decide to participate in the Lifewise Big Sleepout this year?

It was a fantastic experience last year, and I came away feeling that, aside from the money, I had managed to raise the profile of LGBTI homelessness in peoples minds.

What do you like best about the Lifewise Big Sleepout?

The community that builds up between fellow sleepers, and discussions the BSO starts in wider communities about homelessness and what to do about it.

If you became homeless, what’s the one thing you’d miss most?

Definitely being warm. I very much like being warm!

The Lifewise Big Sleepout is on 7 July 2016.

Donate to Duncan’s Lifewise Big Sleepout page or
find out more about the event.