Orange Sky Laundry co-founders Lucas Patchett (L) and Nic Marchesi have arrived in Yeppoon, Sat. Feb. 21. 2015 to help people impacted by Cyclone Marcia. The pair operate a free mobile laundry service that usually help the homeless, but is also used in disaster situations. (AAP IMAGE/ Karin Calvert) NO ARCHIVING
Orange Sky Laundry co-founders Lucas Patchett (L) and Nic Marchesi have arrived in Yeppoon, Sat. Feb. 21. 2015 to help people impacted by Cyclone Marcia. The pair operate a free mobile laundry service that usually help the homeless, but is also used in disaster situations. (AAP IMAGE/ Karin Calvert) NO ARCHIVING KARIN CALVERT

Inspirational guest speakers for landmark summit

IF you're looking for some inspiration from a nationally-recognised source, the GrassRoots Rugby League Summit has a special treat.

2016 Young Australians of the Year Orange Sky Laundry founders Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett have confirmed they will be guest speakers at the summit being staged in Yamba on Saturday.

One of the action plans for the summit is to discuss how can we do business and source our income stream differently, and Orange Sky Laundry are a national social enterprise success story and they will be sharing their words of wisdom the attendees.

Orange Sky Laundry is the world's first free mobile laundry service for the homeless.

A crazy idea in 2014 to put two washing machines and two dryers in a van and wash and dry clothes for free.

Starting in the streets of Brisbane, Orange Sky has now grown to 11 services across Australia in Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Perth, Adelaide, SE Melbourne, Wollongong and Hobart. Orange Sky Laundry now does over 6.9 tonnes of laundry every week.

However most importantly, the also hav over 1,300 hours of positive and genuine conversations every week.



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