Feet first for the homeless

WHEN it comes to homelessness, Major Brendan Nottle has seen it all.

The Salvation Army stalwart spends countless hours on the streets engaging with rough sleepers and other vulnerable people when most of us are in bed.

Homelessness is growing. So Major Nottle is doing something extraordinary — he’s going to walk from Melbourne to Canberra to plead for a national solution to the problem.

“We have seen people die on the streets, we have seen children living in terrible situations, but it’s not a uniquely Melbourne issue,” he said.

“It’s a blight on all of us as Australians — and it’s fixable.”

Major Nottle will set off from Bourke St on his 700km 40-day Walk the Walk for the Homeless on September 8, with a support crew, including wife Sandra and daughter Kineisha.

To donate go to: walkthewalk.org.au

Story Credit: Herald Sun

Ryan Fritz

Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities and currently works at Redkite, a childhood cancer charity.

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