Melissa Thong

Roughin' It Challenge

I am taking part in the Roughin' It Challenge

I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work that Launch Housing do to end homelessness, so I wanted to raise money for them as part of my participation in The Roughin' It Challenge. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can. The more people that know about Launch Housing, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

My Achievements

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My Updates

The things I missed the most

Monday 30th May
Reflecting on the challenge this second time around, it struck me how humanizing hot things are - a hot meal, hot drink, hot shower. I was surprised at how much I missed these little luxuries. Also the comfort of a soft bed (back is still achy).  It's definitely made me more grateful for these small things...

Night #2

Monday 30th May
Night 2 was definitely colder and more difficult than the first night, back was starting get sore and it was difficult to get comfortable in a position for a long time because the ground was so hard. Woke up several times including the 4am alarm where I had to stay awake for 10 minutes before I could go back to sleep, needless to say it was difficult not get back to sleep, especially when your feet and hands are like popsicles.  
I kept thinking to myself that night how much more difficult it would be for  people in fight or flight mode!!!

First nights sleep

Saturday 28th May
First nights sleep went okay, woke up a few times and needed to readjust to get comfortable, got slightly colder in the morning so it was more difficult to get back to sleep but overall okay. A hard floor certainly makes things a little more uncomfortable and I'm a bit achy

Night #1

Friday 27th May
Just set up for the night in the garage on the floor, thankfully it's not as cold as last year!!
Bags packed for the next 48 hours, very rugged up!! 

Thank you to my Sponsors



Heart of gold. Well done Mel.


Teatree Rooming Pty Ltd

Well done Mel! Such a worthy cause!


Siew Kum Thong

Keep up your good work Mel.


Hall Jennifer

Well done Mel


Kim H

What a great cause Mel. You're an awesome human, making a huge difference!!


Wrap Engineering

Great effort for a good cause Melissa.


Tango Projects

Love your work Mel!!



Great job Mel!


Derek Klau


Rowan Hutchinson

Great stuff Mel. Stay Warm


Murray Fletcher

Great work Mel!


Todd Schumacher

Amazing Work!


Melissa Thong


Mark Petzer

Way to go Mel!



Great cause!


Lucy Cunningham

Go for it are an inspiration.


Mary L

Great job Mel!



Such a great cause Mel! Well done!