Four days until Giant Sleepout

IT'S only four days till The Northern Star's inaugural Giant Homeless Sleepout, so it's time to get your friends and family on board for what will be the slumber party of the year.

All you'll need is your sleeping bag and a desire to have some fun and raise some money for a good cause.

The sleepout will be held at Lismore Shopping Square's undercover car park with security patrols during the night and entertainment for young and old.

Bands are lining up to play, and films will be shown throughout the evening.

The Northern Star's Homeless campaign is trying to raise much-needed funds to get a homeless shelter for Lismore and keep it running.

“Homelessness is a major issue in our region,” said Northern Star editor-in-chief, Sue Short.

“It doesn't take a lot for anyone to become homeless - bad luck, loss of job, mental health issues, broken marriage - and we need to make sure the community provides support for people who fall down on their luck.”

Musicians and a chess master are still needed, so if you can donate your time please phone Sue Short on 6620 0530.

Some shops in Lismore Square food court will be open until 9pm, including McDonald's and the Lismore Soup Kitchen will be serving breakfast between 5am and 7am on Sunday. To register fill in the form in The Northern Star on Page 25 today.

SLEEPOUT DETAILS   Starts 6.30pm this Saturday, to 7am Sunday at Lismore Shopping Square car park. The event is drug and alcohol free Tickets are $25 for a family of four, $15 for singles or $50 for a corporate registration. Entertainment will be provided. Films will run for kids and adults. Everyone who registers for the sleepout will be in the running for great prizes.

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