Drizzly weather did not put a dampener on a free barbecue in Maude St Mall yesterday to raise awareness for Youth Homelessness Matters Day.JENNA BISHOP April 10, 2014 4:21am
Raising awareness: Courtney Dupey, Elysia Danek, Rickielee White and Peter Coles were serving up sausage sandwiches at the Youth Homelessness Matters Day barbecue.
The barbecue, organised by Brayton Youth and Family Services and The Bridge Youth Service, was the first time the event had been marked in the region.
Both services had representatives at the event to talk to people about youth homelessness and services that could be accessed in Shepparton.
Brayton Youth and Family Services accommodation support manager Anita McCurdy said youth homelessness was a big issue in the region.
‘‘It’s a hidden thing in Shepparton, because people don’t see it all the time,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s not just about people sleeping in the park, it’s also people who are couch-surfing or who don’t have a stable house for a long period of time, which makes them very vulnerable.’’
Ms McCurdy said homelessness also affected other areas of young people’s lives, including holding down a job and regularly attending school.
She said planning was already underway for a bigger and better event next year.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
Popular Tatura hairdresser Gabrielle Dodd and her English beau Daniel Coombs were married at Sacred Heart Church on Friday.
Echuca Racing Club has run its last March Echuca cup meeting.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
Jerilderie's born and bred Madeleine Harris has been recognised for her banking and finance career
Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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