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Week 10, Term Three, 2017

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For those of you who are unaware, Orange Sky Laundry is the world's first free mobile laundry service for the homeless. A crazy idea in 2014, to put two washing machines and two dryers in a van and wash and dry clothes for free, was created.

Starting on the streets of Brisbane, Orange Sky has now grown to 14 services across Australia in Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle, SE Melbourne, Wollongong and Hobart. Orange Sky Laundry now does over 5.8 tones of laundry every week. However, most importantly has over 1,100 hours of positive and genuine conversations every week.

2017 - T3 - W10 - early risers

On Thursday I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to attend an Early Risers Breakfast at Bond University with Mr. Walker. We were fortunate to meet Nic and Lucas (the creators of Orange Sky), Young Australians of the Year in 2016 and listen to them talk about how they came up with this outstanding idea and what the future looks like for Orange Sky.

This amazing opportunity will most definitely be one that I will never forget. I encourage anyone who is given an opportunity to attend an Early Riser Breakfast to meet inspirational members of our community to do so, as I have done.

Somerset will welcome the boys from Orange Sky during the Celebration of Entrepreneurship in Term Four.

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