pink and blue Wayside Bondi

Im proud to be one of the Ambassadors for Wayside – An organisation that helps those in less fortunate situations

With community services centres in both Kings Cross and Bondi, youth space and outreach service, mental health program, twilight team, community cafe and our Aboriginal project are all designed to ensure the most disadvantaged members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services.

Each year, thousands of people visit Wayside for assistance in gaining equitable access to essential health, welfare and related services. In the last year alone, Wayside provided, amongst other services, 7,680 community meals, 6,776 changes of clothing, 14,100 hours of support to people with a long-term mental health issue, and 1,991 social and recreational activities for the whole community to participate in. People purchased over 86,100 low cost items in our café, there were 6,699 instances of support for youth at risk and8,703 members of the community visited Wayside to learn more about our work.

With winter approaching and with so many people sleeping it rough on the street, now is the perfect time to lend a hand a make a donation click here to do so

Otherwise

shop at their Op shops

Wayside Op Shop Kings Cross

29 Hughes Street

Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm

Wayside Op Shop North Bondi

40-42 Warners Avenue

Tuesday to Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm

or click here to book a stay at their very own Bondi Air BNB apartments 

wayside chapel book

I proud to share news that The Wayside Chapel has released a coffee table book, called Wayside.

The Wayside Chapel, in the heart of Sydney’s Kings Cross, is a meeting place for people from all walks of life — have-nots and haves, homeless and housed, atheists and believers, lost and saved, sick and well. Im proud to be one of their Ambassadors

In Wayside, Reverend Graham Long tackles profound truths about life, death, friendship, hardship and the redemptive power of love. Acclaimed photographer Gary Heery has shot striking black and white portraits of the visitors, volunteers, staff and friends whose paths cross at the Wayside – a place where love famously meets hate. Designed by Andrew Henderson, Wayside is a beautifully curated portrait of our community and reaches right into the soul of Sydney, bringing out all that makes this city unique.

“Wayside is a triumph of community and a testament to the strength and diversity of the characters that call Kings Cross home.  It’s a book where everyone is a person to be met, not a problem to be solved, and we look at Wayside’s wide and impactful reach into the community – from the rough sleepers of the Cross to the lofty heights of establishment,” said author Rev Graham Long.

“These are tales of struggle, pain and adversity but also of triumph, achievement and hope. This place has touched countless lives, from the streets to high society. Turn these pages and you will see what Wayside sees: that, wherever we come from, we are a single community. Wayside is a hub, geographically and metaphorically,” General Hurley wrote.

Wayside features some of Sydney’s most well-known faces, including its ambassadors David Wenham, Claudia Karvan, Indira Naidoo and Kylie Kwong and myself along with supporters Dick Smith, Michael Dorman, Camilla Franks, Luke Sales, Anna Plunkett, Alannah Hill, Akira Isogawa and Reg Mombassa.

Wayside is available RRP $80.00 here  as well as selected book stores nationally.

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All profits from the sales of the books go back into programs and services to support the most vulnerable members of the community.

 

The iconic ‘Coke sign’ at Kings Cross goes to charity auction

Bid on a piece of history! The Iconic Kings Cross Coke sign is up for auction with all proceeds going to my favourite charity Wayside head to eBay for the auction which is live now!

Bid on each letter! C-O-C-A C-O-L-A Click here for details

Kings Cross Coke Sign 1974-1989. Photo Credit Claude Neon (1) Kings Cross Coke Sign 1974-1989. Photo Credit Claude Neon (5)

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