Australian Of The Year/Orange Sky Laundry - Nomination Drive 2017
I joined Orange Sky Laundry and travelled over 2000kms down Australia's east coast on a mission to meet people making a positive difference in local communities. A lot of inspiration from the people we met along the way, doing amazing things for their community.
The Drive kicked off at Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall on Monday 4 July, where Nic and Lucas met members of the public and showcased their Orange Sky Laundry van. From there, the tour headed to Lismore where we spent the afternoon at the Winsome Soup Kitchen.
From Coffs Harbour to Newcastle - meeting foster parents, fundraising students, and night angels helping Newcastle's homeless (amongst many others). Catch up on some of the action from day two of the 2017 Nominations Drive with Orange Sky Laundry.
After meeting friends at the Parramatta Mission we headed to Redfern and the Sydney Story Factory, where we hung out with Dr Cath Keenan Australia's Local Hero 2016
An early start with the Sunrise weather crew in Wollongong before heading down the Hume Highway to Goulburn and the Angels Railway Cafe. We were in Albury by nightfall and caught up with the Carevan.
We began the day at the Hub in Albury, before making our way to Melbourne and St Marys House of Welcome and the HOMIE store on Brunswick street.
What a drive, what a mission to meet people making a positive difference in local communities.