Hundreds of Brisbane residents will sleep in their cars tomorrow night to raise awareness of the plight of homeless women aged over 55 – among them will be Brisbane Lady Mayoress, Nina Schrinner.
The Lady Mayoress is the patron of ‘The Forgotten Women’ and the force behind the ‘Live Like Her Challenge’ that will take place at Brisbane Airport tomorrow night.
“Right now, there are more than 700 women over the age of 55 in Brisbane who don’t have a safe and secure place to sleep at night, and sadly this number is expected to more than double by 2036,” the Lady Mayoress said.
“These could be our mothers, aunts, sisters, and daughters, and we have a duty to help them. A car is not a home, but this is a reality for too many women.”
Teresa Reed, the founder of ‘The Forgotten Women,’ said, “If we reach our goal of raising $250,000 in this year’s ‘Live Like Her Challenge,’ it will help on our mission to put a roof over the head of every homeless woman over 55.”