Gallery: Triple funds target raised for community sleepout
THE people of Tweed have a good heart.
This was Tweed MP Geoff Provest's response to the news Thursday night's Fred's Place Community Sleepout in Tweed Heads had raised more than triple its target.
Mr Provest was the ambassador for the fundraiser, and said he was overwhelmed by the generosity.
The sleepout, which saw about 40 people camp out in the Masonic Centre, was the first fundraiser of its kind for the homeless support centre Fred's Place, which was opened by St Vincent de Paul two years ago.
Organisers originally hoped to raise $10,000, but that figure has now exceeded $32,000.
Brian Goodall from St Vincent de Paul said the service had met with unprecedented demand, and the funds would go towards extending the service.