Habitat for Humanity - Shack Attack 2014

As the sun begins to set, teams at Habitat NI's Shack Attack 2014 are preparing to spend the night in the shack they have built from scrap materials in Wallace Park, Lisburn. They will experience some of the challenges the 1.6 billion people who live in poverty housing experience every day. Teams of eager participants have built shacks from scrap materials which they will sleep in tonight in Wallace Park, Lisburn. The event is raising awareness of the urgent, global housing need and raising funds to support Habitat's work.

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Howard Abraham Motors teamed up with APS Group, Lisburn and Grant Thorton to field a team to assemble a shelter for the night, capable of sleeping 4. Materials were from scrap sources. A quick design brief and 3 hours later our 'shed' was erected. The weather was kind and no storms threatened to tear down our temporary shelter. The craic was great, and the event tremendously well organised with evenings entertainment which kept the fun going into the small hours of the night. Our team raised 1,200, all of which goes to help those less privilaged than ourselves, and the simple things we all take so much for granted.

I encourage you all to consider participation next year and the join the fun whilst helping others in need.

Tim Abraham