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Last Friday, the UniCrew team helped organise a fantastic event: The Dunedin Sleep Out 2016!
The event is a fundraiser for the Dunedin Night Shelter, a service providing emergency housing to those in need.
Sleeping out in the Octagon in the middle of a Dunedin Winter may seem like a health and safety risk, but if anything, sub-zero temperatures help make this event all the more poignant.
We are showing solidarity with those who experience homelessness, and making this often invisible issue more visible by putting it right in the middle of town!
Just as it was last year, the Sleep Out was a great success!
We were so happy to have the team from TV3 Story there to show off our event on LIVE national tv!!
Live from the Sleep Out: TV3 Story!
The event had a fantastic media response this year, with NewsHub, The ODT, Scoop, Yahoo NZ and Dunedin TV all picking up the event this year, in addition to The Star community newspaper putting us on their front page!!
Thanks for helping us raise awareness of this crucial issue!
The event opened with speeches from both Dunedin North MP David Clark, and Dunedin South MP Clare Curran. The wonderful chairman of the Night Shelter Trust Dave Brown also addressed the crowd, thanking the students and organising team for their efforts (we love you too Dave!).
Dave Brown, Chairman of the Night Shelter Trust
The event was well attended this year, and featured a huge number of talented performers to keep the crowd entertained. A huge thank you to all of the following:
The Acoustic Paintings
Otago Dance Association
Zumba with Tammy
James Dignan – music, poetry, art
Otago Dance crew lighting up the Octagon stage
This event also would not happen without the support of a HUGE number of businesses, sponsors, community groups and just general good sorts, so thank you all!
Plus I have one more thank you: The wonderful team at UniCrew for all their efforts putting this event together!
Not all of you are pictured here so I’m going to pick on you all:
Sze-En + Sarah + Dave: For their overall amazingness and organisation of the chaos!
Briar: For the amazing soup and team organisation!
Kelsey: For the awesome health and safety plan and general excellence!
Fred: For the musician cajoling and technical/audio genius!
Lucy/Craig: For the stunning photos/video and your overall help!
Abigail: For the fundraising brilliance, and your constant good vibes!
Damon: For the man-in-a-box and your cardboard-wall skills!
Geena: For your marketing brain and helpful assistance!
Susie: For your fizzing attitude and hype skills!
Angus: For the heavy lifting and helpfulness!
Finn/Anastasia/Alyson: For the injection of energy and helping hands!
+ Our security peeps: Timothy and Luke = Legends!
The people behind this Sleep Out worked so so hard to bring this event to life! They all deserve some thank yous, so give them a mental round of applause!
Here are some more images of the amazing night, and thank you to all our participants!!