Friday, 20 June 2014
A hot drink goes a long way on a cold night. And more than 300 cups of coffee, tea and hot chocolate later, Methodist Ladies' College students made a rough night on the streets just that little bit better.
The girls braved the cold to help out Western Australia's CEOs who slept on the streets of Perth as part of the St Vinnie's CEO Sleepout to raise money for the homeless.
The girls manned the coffee machine from 5.30-10.00pm, then fired it up again at 5.30am.
Food Science and Technology Teacher Jennifer McGillivray went with the girls. She said they were amazing.
"The girls worked the coffee machine like professionals. The training we had from Leaf Bean Machine in the lead up to the sleepout was invaluable," she said.
The government estimates that there are 100,000 homeless people in Australia.
According to Homelessness Australia, 64 per cent of people living on the street are at risk of death within five years, and older people are inevitably more vulnerable.