The AUDSS and Community Outreach Dental Program invite you to show your support for our cause.
The Adelaide University Dental Students’ Society (AUDSS) Sleepout 2016
When: Saturday 14th May, 5:30pm
Where: Salvation Army
Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000
This year, our annual Sleep Out will be held at the Salvation Army on Pirie Street. In an effort to show our support of the marginalized people in our society, our student body and wider cohort are all invited to participate in the evening or to donate to raise funds for the Community Outreach Dental Program at Common Ground. This clinic provides much-needed dental care for people who are otherwise lost in the health system, with many patients that are treated at Common Ground being homeless or living “rough”. The clinic is managed by Margie Steffens at the School of Dentistry – relying on volunteer dentists and students and reliant on donations to carry out its great work.
The 2016 AUDSS Sleepout will encourage students and staff alike to come together for a night with the Adelaide community that regularly attend the Salvation Army dinner service. The night will involve a presentation from the Salvation Army and other guest speakers, a performance from the dental choir and opportunities to help with the dinner service and general running of the night. We will also be giving out dental supplies and oral care advice and be able to socialise with those at the centre, a great chance to have a chat and hear their stories and experiences. A room is available for the AUDSS and participants wanting to sleep over – this will offer a place to relax – socialize and enjoy a BBQ. At “lights out”, we’ll settle in just our sleeping bags or swags and experience what many have had to endure in the streets of Adelaide.
If you’d like to attend on the night, please RSVP by contacting Laura Smith by Monday 9th of May.
If you cannot attend on the night, please consider this invitation as an opportunity to donate to the Community Outreach Dental Program. This year, we’re fundraising for Expansion of the service with the intention to purchase more mobile equipment, and work toward providing care for a wider group of vulnerable people.