Industry News: Why is there a thousand people standing in the shape of a house?

UDIA NSW member EG is asking 1000 people to stand in the shape of a house this February 29 to raise money for homelessness.

EG has partnered up with international world record breaker, Ryan Avery, founder of Breaking History. Avery has been breaking world records around the world all in the name of local charities. On Saturday 29 February, over 1000 people will gather at the Flour Mill of Summer Hill to break the world record for the most people standing the shape of a house. Each person represents 100 people who are currently homeless in Australia.

EG, the developer of the Flour Mill of Summer Hill, have had a continued presence in the Inner West community through the Flour Mill markets, which have become a local community staple. Now
they’re providing a new way to engage the community while giving back to critical support networks in the Inner West.

Together the team is focused on solving the “big issues” affecting local communities. CEO Adam Geha said they have chosen Youth Off the Streets because it “is an issue close to the hearts of the EG team as well”.

Youth Off the Streets works with around 770 youths in the Inner West alone. They provide a wide range of services from safe accommodation to education programs and support services. Their focus is on breaking cycles of disadvantage and providing brighter futures for young people.

“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,” said Lex Nadine Lutherborrow, Deputy CEO at Youth Off The Streets.

Participating in the cause is free, but you do still need to register online. If you can’t make it along, you can also support the cause by donating directly via Humantix.

The Flour Mill of Summer Hill
16 Flour Mill Way, Summer Hill, NSW 2130 Australia

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

The event is also supported by:

  • Daiwa House Australia
  • Cosmos Australia
  • Sumitomo Forestry
  • Colliers International
  • Richard Crooks Constructions
  • Rombro Construction
  • National Facilities Management