It’s a known fact – taking regular breaks during a long trip could help save your life, but did you know it could also make a world of difference to people at risk of homelessness? 

Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW, Ben Franklin today encouraged motorists travelling on the Pacific Highway this Christmas to take a break at the northbound rest area at Wardell and help some of the community’s disadvantaged people.

“Northern Rivers Community Gateway, a not for profit registered charity will operate their Cart Café at the rest area. This great community based organisation supports people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness,” Mr Franklin said.

“The group provides a range of welfare and community capacity building programs on the Far North Coast, including the Cart Café, which is operated as a social enterprise, helping to make a real impact on the lives of disadvantaged people.

“It is important to stop, revive, survive during a long trip and by taking a break at the Cart Café you are also helping to ensure a merry Christmas for the local community.”