Brooke Blurton

Roughin' It Challenge

I am taking part in the Roughin' It Challenge

I'm a proud Noongar-Yamatji woman, youth worker, mental health advocate, business owner and reality TV star. I've joined the Launch Housing family as ambassador for the Roughin’ It Challenge!

I've had my own experience of homelessness navigating the challenges of couch surfing as a teenager and my family has been impacted by the trauma of homelessness, including my sister who we tragically lost in September 2021.

I'm a passionate advocate for ending homelessness in Australia, in particular child and youth homelessness, which accounts for over a third of all Australians living without a safe home on any given night.

“Homelessness is a human rights issue. It’s something we need to talk about and act on. I feel if people aren’t affected by it, it’s not spoken about, though it disproportionately affects our children and young people. Why are we not speaking about this? Our young people should not be on the streets.

Please join me in participating in The Roughin’ It Challenge in May! Let’s use this as opportunity to talk about how we can make Melbourne, and Australia as a whole, more liveable and affordable for everyone.

This challenge provides an opportunity for us to think about what we have and what we all take for granted every day, that so many do not have the luxury of having. We need more empathy and compassion for others.”

My Achievements

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Received a Donation

Raised $50

Raised $250

Raised $500

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.02k

Anonymous

For your sister Ky x

$515

Genevieve Day

$104.40

Nina

Love you girlfriend ♡ xx

$100

Janna Craske

You’re such an amazing soul. Your dear sister would be so so proud of you. Sending lots of love from Wales, UK

$78.30

Jw

Love what you stand for!

$52.20

Crystal Grose

Love you sis, your such an inspiration to me and you make me proud to be Indigenous you will do great things in the world, you have a heart of gold . Always do you sis don’t change for anyone your perfect 😍😀❤️

$52.20

Troy

$52.20

Alana Thompson

$52.20

Cathryn Youings

$52.20

Olivia Mckeone

Such an important cause. Well done for raising awareness like this Brookie x

$52.20

Holli

Love you BB x

$52.20

Sam M

Proud of you x

$52.20

Flossy Sperring

❤️

$52.20

Suzanne Lloyd

You are an inspiration Brooke and this is a cause really close to my heart too. Hope you smash the fundraising goal.

$52.20

Madolyn Hollins

You're an incredible person who uses her platform to do such good in this world. You truly make a difference. Love getting behind this cause with you.

$26.10

Anonymous

$26.10

Ellen Kearns

$26.10

Nadia Tornese

Let’s go Brooke !!! Xx

$26.10

Jacinta Obeid

Respect to you and everyone taking part in this. Using your platform and social reach for causes like this is the reason why I don’t delete Instagram. Condolences to you and your family for the loss of your sister. I hope this helps x

$26.10

Jane

Well done Brooke

$26.10

Madeleine

❤️

$26.10

Izzy Baxter

$26.10

Mish

💛💛💛

$26.10

Anonymous

$26.10

Astrid

$26.10

Gabby M

A little goes a long way. Always admired your advocacy. More than happy to help/support this cause. :)

$26.10

Emily Stevenson

$26.10

Tina Giffi

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

$26.10

Shaun Rammers

$26.10

Anonymous

$26.10

Anonymous

Thank you for existing. Your vulnerability helps me understand others and be self compassionate about my own challenges

$25

Hayden Johnson

Because I know how comfy that bed is - love your work BB!

$25

Em Sykes

Power to you girlfriend! A generous way to give exposure to this human rights issue ❤️

$25

Rose Lindner

You are so beautiful and kind and hard working and I am so grateful for your content and what you share and the work you do Brooke. Thank you for this.

$25

Kylie

Well done Brooke!!!! You're an inspiration.

$25

Fiona

$20.88

Javan Haika

Love youuuu

$20.88

Anonymous

$20.88

Anonymous

$20.88

Anonymous

❤️❤️❤️

$15.66

Anonymous

Thank you for raising awareness for this much needed issue! You are amazing!

$15.66

Anonymous

$15.66

Anonymous

$10.44

Anonymous

$10.44

Emma L

Thankyou for raising awareness and being so open and vulnerable. Losing a sister leaves such a hole in our lives.

$10.44

Ellie Tolson

I hope this helps xxx

$10.44

Anonymous

$10.44

Trudy Simpson

Your amazing and I am happy to support such a worthy cause. Your sister would be so proud of you and the woman you have become.

$10.44

Lachlan Ford-browning

$10.44

Matilda

So sorry for your loss x you’ve got this

$10

Anonymous

$7.31

Jessica Chate

This is really special and inspiring of you. I love how you use your platform for good. Sending you big love and a big hug for your journey 💗💗💗

$5

Keely Tanner

There is something different about seeing something with your own eyes. I know your empathy must just be so much more deeper within you because this is something that’s not a foreign thing that ‘happens over there’. It’s something that is very real for you as it for me. I think homelessness is so often villainised & individuals are blamed for their circumstances. But it is is first & foremost a human rights issue & it is everyone’s problem; we shouldn’t shy away from homelessness bc our privilege makes it uncomfortable for us. We should acknowledge it, do the work & treat people who find themselves homeless with kindness. We are all so much closer to homeless then we think. Sorry about the small donation but promise my respect & admiration for you is larger then my donation can be at this time! 💕