From SouperHero to Couch Potato? I don't think so

Neil Dickson

Neil Dickson wants you to sponsor him for sleeping on a couch (you’d think he would do it for nothing, like the rest of us with the TV remote falling from our hands).

As you’d expect, of course, there’s a good cause in Neil’s madness. Last year, he was a SOUPERHERO raising funds for Australians living below the poverty line.

This year, as he explains:

“I've taken on The Couch Project challenge, raising awareness and funds for young people experiencing the ‘hidden’ form of homelessness – ‘couch surfing’."

“It’s unfair that over 44,000 young people under the age of 25 are experiencing homelessness tonight* because home isn’t safe for them."

“The challenge is to sleep on a couch on Friday 16 September. Too easy, right? So, if you help me reach my sponsorship goal of $1,000, I'll willingly sleep on the couch for a week!"

“In sponsoring me, your donation means the Salvos at Youth Outreach Service can give food, blankets, counselling and support to get young people back on their feet."

“Visit my sponsor page at:

*ABS, 2012, Census of Population and Housing: Estimating Homelessness 2011

Tags: Community Service

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