Charity Van Caring For The Needy Has Launched In Townsville

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Charity Van Caring For The Needy Has Launched In Townsville

Orange Sky Australia has launched a van in Townsville that will provide free mobile laundry and shower services to people in need across the region.

‘Caz’ is the 24th vehicle in Orange Sky’s national fleet and only the fourth hybrid van to be built.

It will help to service the needs of the entire community through laundry, showers and non-judgmental conversations.

Orange Sky co-founders, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, were named 2016 Young Australians of the Year for their work in establishing the organisation.

“Since Orange Sky kicked off in October 2014, we have been continually blown away by the support we’ve received and how well the vans have been integrated into a range of communities,” said Nic.

“We can’t wait for Caz to start making an impact in North Queensland.”


While Orange Sky is known for providing laundry and shower services, Lucas said it was the hours of conversation that would have the biggest impact.

“Our six orange chairs are the most important part of our service. It’s where our friends who attend our shifts have the opportunity to sit and build relationships with volunteers through genuine and non-judgmental conversations,’’ he said. 

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