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Cockatoo Island / Wareamah event raises over $1.1m to address youth homelessness

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On Friday 27 October, Stepping Stone House held their annual fundraiser, Sleep Under the Stars, at Cockatoo Island / Wareamah. The event was distinguished by strong social purpose and community involvement and the Harbour Trust is proud to have been this year’s venue partner.

In total, the event raised more than $1.1 million to help protect some of Australia’s most vulnerable and there were over 230 participants. These included Janet Carding, the Executive Director of the Harbour Trust, who spent the night in a tent assembled from flat pack cardboard boxes.

“We are pleased to help by hosting Sleep Under The Stars on the island, this year,” Ms Carding said. “Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday and slept under the open sky. There was a strong sense of empathy and solidarity, and the event was also a unique showcase for Cockatoo Island / Wareamah, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and central to the story of Australia."

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