MISS WAGGA Quest entrants will be spending a night sleeping rough later this year in a bid to raise funds and awareness for people experiencing homelessness.
The Miss Wagga entrants will team up with St Vincent de Paul’s Edel Quinn shelter and are encouraging business and community leaders to join their efforts.
Participants will give up their creature comforts for one night in June, instead sleeping on cardboard at Kyeamba Smith Hall at the Wagga Showgrounds.
The event has the aim of raising some much-needed funds in winter, when help is needed most.
Wagga Business Chamber Business Manager Larry Buete said although the event would be held inside, it would not be easy.
“It will still be a challenge in the large unheated hall, however we will still have all the hallmarks of sleeping rough with cardboard mats and covers, soup kitchen and a Wagga winter,” he said.
Members of Edel Quinn will share their stories with the group throughout the evening.
The committee hopes to raise a significant amount of money, to be split between the Quest and Edel Quinn, with a goal of getting 40 business and community leaders to take part.