Bulletin: 117 Volume: 23 Wednesday 6 September 2017
To: ALL UFU MEMBERS
‘WALK THE WALK – FOR THE HOMELESS’
The UFU has been asked to assist in the Salvation Army’s upcoming “Walk the Walk – For the Homeless” awareness campaign.
The Salvation Army is coordinating a Walk to Walk campaign which involves a group of people walking from Melbourne to Canberra over approximately 40 days. This campaign encompasses the Melbourne-Canberra trek, fundraising, creating a petition of signatures and lobbying politicians, with the ultimate goal of recognising the issue of homelessness in Australia.
The UFU has contacted both the MFB and CFA Chief Fire Officers and respectfully requested that if they could provide support for this event. We are pleased to report to members that both Chief Officer Warrington and Acting Chief Fire Officer Bruce have indicated their support for this worthy cause in which the UFU appreciates this assistance.
The UFU is seeking assistance from members to walk the first 1km of the journey in solidarity with supporters of the cause.
When: Friday 8 September @ 8:00am
Where: Salvation Army – 69 Bourke St, Melbourne
Dress: UFU apparel
Members are also strongly encouraged to walk the first 1km of the journey as a sign of solidarity alongside other supporting politicians and members of the public. The first leg is as follows:
Start at Bourke St Mall → Spring St → Nicholson St → Finish at Royal Exhibition Building
Members are encouraged to visit the website and take action by signing the petition and/or donating at www.walkthewalk.org.au
Members that would like to get involved in this worthy cause are advised to contact the UFU Office on 9419 8811.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary