Talking tough, sleeping rough
Founder of The Last Stronghold set to walk Bibbulmun Track and sleep rough for a month
Perth, WA. Sept 15th, 2010: Kevin O’Connor, the founder of The Last Stronghold, and a local Kalamunda business man are set to show Perth that they are not just all ‘talk’ but are prepared to do the ‘walk’ as well.
The Last Stronghold is a start-up charity based in Kalamunda, Perth. Kevin O’Connor, the founder and principle Director, started the charity because he was appalled by the lack of community support and resources which homeless people need in order to rebuild their lives.
Kevin is from the North East of England and knows a thing or two about community spirit. “Australia tells the world that is wasn’t badly affected by the recession and how great this place is. It doesn’t like people to know about the severe homeless situation going on here though, where’s the caring factor in that??”. Kevin believes that in order for the homeless situation to be addressed, Australia needs people to fully appreciate the trials and tribulations these people have to go through. And he is putting his money where his mouth is, Kevin will be spending a month walking the Bibbulmun Track in order to raise awareness for those less fortunate them ourselves. “Some say I’m a tough talker, but I’m one of the few prepared to walk the walk as well.
Hills Gazette article – Saturday 25 September 2010 [page 7]
Hills Gazette Article – Nov 2010