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Sixers raise funds for youth homelessness

06 August 2018

A mix of current and former Sixers players have helped raise in excess of $50,000 in support of The Chappell Foundation (TCF) following last night's Sports Stars Sleepout at the SCG.

Last night a mix of current and former Sydney Sixers players slept under the stars at the SCG and woke this morning to light rain falling on the hallowed turf of the SCG having raised much-needed funds for the foundation to support homeless youth.

Sixers captain Moises Henriques has raised a staggering $7,051 dollars and TCF ambassador Alyssa Healy sitting at $2,817 so far. The sports-stars slept on beds made out of cardboard in 13 degree weather with an aim to raise further awareness of youth homelessness in Australia. This was a very different experience for our cricketers and a chance for them to reflect on the experience many young people face each and every night across our community.

The Sixers stars have contributed immensely to the foundation— Ash Gardner raising $1,205, Sean Abbott $1,530 dollars and Steve O’Keefe $1,690. Former Sixers players Mitchell Starc and Lisa Sthalekar also took part in the inaugural sleepout— Starc raising $2,160 and Sthalekar $3,415.

Whilst it is safe to say the Sixers stars may not have had the best night’s sleep, it was comforting for them to know they had played a part in raising awareness of the plight of young homeless people across our community.