On Saturday 29 February, we are hosting a world record attempt in Mungo Scott Plaza, forming the largest human image of a house to raise awareness of homelessness in Australia.
The current world record is 787 people. We’re aiming to break this with 1,000 community participants to represent the 100,000 homeless people in Australia right now.
Event entry is completely free, with food, drink and icecream available for purchase and entertainment for all the family with a jumping castle and face painting in Harvest Park. All proceeds collected during the day will go toward Youth Off The Streets to support homeless young people.
Lex Nadine Lutherborrow, Deputy CEO at Youth Off The Streets, says it is crucial that the community is aware of homelessness and is part of the response.
“Our Inner West services work with around 770 young people a year who either live in the inner west or seek support from this area. It is clear that the existing strategies need a review in approach. Increasing community awareness of the issues our young people face is a first step.”
“The world record attempt with EG is a great way to come together as a community, raise funds to support our services, raise awareness and start conversations on the issue so many young people still face,” says Ms Lutherborrow.
Youth homelessness is an issue close to the hearts of the EG team as well, says CEO Adam Geha.
“EG has partnered with Youth Off The Streets in this World Record attempt because we are passionate about supporting local communities. Sharing this beautiful space at our Flour Mill development at Summer Hill will make the day all the more memorable,” added Mr Geha.
The world record attempt will raise awareness of this national issue and support Youth Off The Streets to continue providing support for at-risk young people. In addition, the day will also include photo opportunities with the world record plaque and an announcement of the fundraising tally and celebrations.
The event is generously sponsored by a range of contributors to the Flour Mill of Summer Hill community; EG Developments, Daiwa House Australia, Cosmos Australia, Sumitomo Forestry Australia, Colliers International, Richard Crooks Constructions, National Facilities Management and Rombro Constructions.
Details of the World Record Attempt:
Saturday, 29 February 2020
- 9.30am-11am – Register for the event, grab a coffee and breakfast from the stalls
- 11:30am – Take our places in the shape of a house
- 12:00pm onwards – Celebrate our success together
- 12.30pm – Guinness World Record presents the official record, fundraising tally announced and more photo ops with the World Record plaque
Participation is free. All are welcome!
For those unable to participate but wanting to help, donations can be made via the Humanitix page, on the day or direct to the charity.
For all information on the attempt, visit: