Everyone is invited to help us show our support for the Salvation Army’s Major Brendan Nottle at a meet and greet barbeque at Yea from 4 - 6pm on Monday at the Y Water Discovery Centre.
Brendan is walking 700kms from Melbourne to Canberra to raise awareness for homelessness and related issues, particularly in rural areas His walk started on Friday 8 September in Melbourne and is expected to finish in Canberra on Monday 16 October 2017.
Brendan is the Officer in charge of Melbourne Project 614, which supports people affected by a range of addictions, those suffering from serious mental health issues and long term rough sleepers.
The walk is also designed to allow Brendan to talk to communities like ours to gather information at the grass roots levels, which will be used for a report he’s presenting to Federal politicians when he arrives in Canberra. This report will challenge our Federal leaders to work with our State governments and local communities to develop a comprehensive National Strategy on Housing and Homelessness.
Murrindindi Shire Council’s Mayor Charlie Bisset, Deputy Mayor Sandice McAulay, and Councillors Rebecca Bowles, Margaret Rae and Eric Lording, as well as Council’s CEO Margaret Abbey will be attending this relaxed get-together.