As a man who has experienced homelessness in his younger years, Sleep Under The Stars is one particular charity that means a lot to our very own Kyle Sandilands.
On the Kyle And Jackie O Show, Kyle is often heard talking about the struggles he had while living without a roof over his head, and so this year he has decided to pay it forward and become an ambassador for this incredible charity event, that works hard to make a lifetime of difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth.
Speaking with Kyle and Jackie O, Jason Juretic, the CEO for Stepping Stone House who have created Sleep Under The Stars said that they were incredibly happy to have Kyle joining their forces this year to raise awareness for homelessness.
“Thanks Kyle for signing up and joining us as an ambassador we’re really, really grateful,” said Jason.
Sleep Under The Stars is an annual charity event run by Stepping Stone House that gets people together at Hickson Reserve underneath Sydney Harbour Bridge, to experience what homelessness is really like.
Participants will enjoy a basic meal, build cardboard shelters, and of course spend the night under the stars to experience the harsh reality that 1 in 200 Australians have to endure. The event will also be raising funds to help provide shelter, care and support for kids who need it most.
“The event is on Friday 26th October,” continued Jason. “It’s one night, and we’re setting out to raise $400 thousand to help homeless and disadvantaged youth have an independent future and achieve what they want to achieve in life.”
As an ambassador, Kyle will be partaking in the event next month and will spend the night under the stars. This is massive for Kyle as he revealed that he is quite scared to experience the feeling of homelessness once again.
“I’ve spent my entire career being afraid of having to spend the night out in the streets again, living in a cardboard box again,” revealed Kyle. “But hey if it helps someone not live that life I’m happy to do it.”
So why not join in on this fantastic event and join Kyle for a night under the stars! But of course, if you can’t make it you can always contribute to this brilliant charity by sponsoring someone else like Kyle.
“Even people, if they can’t come down on the night, we’re even doing a thing where you can sponsor me for example,” said Kyle. “They can sponsor me to be there and that’s how you can sort of help out without being there.”
If you do wish to partake in the Sleep Under The Stars event you can find all of the details to register here.
But if you can’t be there and still wish to help out, you can donate to Kyle’s fundraising page here.