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Slip ‘n’ sliding for a great cause

30 Aug 2018

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Some school holiday fun at The District Docklands has surpassed expectations and raised over $13,000 for Melbourne charity Kids Under Cover.

In the July holidays, a 15m-long ice slide was constructed at the shopping centre for kids and parents to slide down on inflatable tubes.

To slide down the slippery slope, all that was asked was a gold coin donation to the not-for-profit group.

Kids Under Cover aims to prevent youth homelessness by providing studio or bungalow accommodation for at-risk young people to live at the back of existing family homes. This allows them space to live and study in a semi-independent environment.

The charity had hoped to raise $10,000 during the two-week holiday period, so were delighted when the final figure arrived at $13,127.70.

Kids Under Cover CEO Jo Swift said the charity was hugely encouraged by the generosity of Docklands shoppers and underlined the importance of community partnerships to enable them to continue their studio and scholarship programs.

“We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from The District Docklands,” she said.

“The Ice Slide was a really fun and interactive way to not only raise funds but more importantly raise much needed awareness of the issue of youth homelessness.”

 

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