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Bill Gamack

CEO at EPIC Assist
Location: Brisbane

One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference

Many know Australia as ‘the lucky country’, so it can be tough to reconcile the fact that over 105,000 Australians are sleeping rough every night.

A certain stigma and judgement around homelessness still exists in our society; a belief that only a certain type of person can become homeless. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The truth is, life throws curve balls that can’t always be caught.

Every day, many Australians are facing financial and emotional hardship. Things can be going OK for a while, but a few setbacks and unexpected obstacles can mean it’s suddenly impossible to put food on the table for the family. And without the right support services, sleeping on the streets can quickly become the only option.

I am proud to be part of the CEO Sleepout again this year, because I believe in the immense value of the work Vinnies does every day in breaking the cycle of homelessness and instilling hope in the community.

At EPIC Assist, we are all about levelling the playing field for marginalised members of our community. We know too well that when people are down and out, they need a helping hand to get their lives back on track. Our charity has been closely involved with assisting the homeless community for over a year, and are proud to continue doing so. In early 2017, we commenced a partnership with Orange Sky Laundry to provide casual employment opportunities for homeless people; a number of which have disabilities or particular support requirements. EPIC also provided Orange Sky Laundry with a number of hygiene packs to be distributed to their friends on the street.

I greatly admire the excellent work Vinnies has done to date. Please dig deep and contribute to this most worthwhile cause.

So far this year I helped provide

23

Individual support programs

62

Beds

250

Meals

Funds raised over the years

Latest Donations

Anonymous
$1,000
Gary Mcdonell

You are a good man Billy, well done mate.

$515
James Henderson

$510
Prem Nair

Bill, Great cause - understanding and experiencing what is a normal event for some of our less fortunate fellow members of the community provides us with a window into what they may facing. Well Done

$300
Jason Mcdonnell

$213
Anonymous
$213
Vanessa Gamack

$213
Simon Hancox

Good luck Bill. You did choice the chilly option

$213
Cameron Tuesley

Better late than never!

$213
Richard Stephens

$213
Gareth Wyatt

Be safe Bill...stay warm!!!

$205
Neumann & Tunrour Lawyers

$205
Derek Bullis

Well done Bill

$166
Prudence Bessant

$161
Grant Sparks

$109
John Craven

Congratulations Bill on your commitment to this important cause. I hope Canberra weather is kind to you!!

$109
Colin And Mandy Summers

Well done Bill, let us know how you get on!

$109
Anoop Anchal

Good Luck mate, great cause

$109
Jessica Bingham

This is absolutely amazing! For someone that has needed a similar assistance in my past what you are doing is inspiring and will help a lot of people! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help :)

$109
Anonymous
$109
Anonymous
$109
Dean Graham

$109
Josh Smith

Good on you, Bill. So happy to see good people doing great things they're passionate about. All the best

$109
Tony Young

Well done Bill!

$109
Anna Bagshaw

$105
Venus Cheng

$105
Garysmith

Hope its not too cold Bill ! All the best - well done

$104
Vera Pennisi

Good luck, hope you reach your target.

$104
Jon Neale

$100
Helen Duncan

Hi Bill - you are very brave to do this in Canberra but it is a great cause. I think this will take you over the $5000 mark. Helen and Philip Duncan

$100
Robert B

$78
Brad Salsbury

$57
Ken Swan

$57
Penny Hill

Good on you Bill

$57
Jennifer Formosa

$57
Susan Chen

$57
Anonymous
$57
Ann Williams

Congratulations Bill on such a worthy cause. When you have problems falling asleep on the street just remember, this is because you are old, you didn't have a problem doing this when you were young and nightclubbing!! :) Make sure you post photos :) All the best Bill.

$57
Peter Symonds

$57
Kimberley Dillon

$57
Anonymous
$57
Lisa & Alan Fetherstonhaugh

$57
Jim Gamack

$57
Heather Armanasco

I hope you reach your target Bill for a well worthwhile cause. When we see situations like this we realise how fortunate we are and all contributions are a small price to pay to give someone without a home a few necessities in life. Kind Regards, Heather.

$57
Natalie Hall

A very worthy cause.

$57
Anonymous
$57
Jon Lindsay

$55
Sian Sinclair

Of all the places to pick!

$55
Keith Martin

$55
Mark Nicol/mdn Consulting

Good luck Bill. What a great effort...particularly in sunny Canberra !!! Regards Mark Nicol

$55
Anonymous
$50
John Robinson

$42
Anonymous
$30
Bruce And Diana Beveridge

Well done Bill. This could be good practice for the winter sleep-out in Edinburgh (next time you are over here) :-)

$26
Michael Eastgate

Hello Bill Your compassion is truly matched by your courage! Be sure to have a very large hot water bottle on hand and on your feet. Every best wish for success, Michael

$26
David Best

Well done Bill

$21
Belinda Lambert

Thank you Bill. I hope you reach your goal.

$20
Anonymous
$20
Rhys Gamack

$20
Ellen Mcgruer

$11
Beck Watson

$11
Anna Von Drehnen

$11
Jennifer Bell

Good luck. It's a great thing you're doing.

$11

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