Nic Marchesi OAM and Lucas Patchett OAM (Orange Sky Laundry)

Young Australians of the Year and recipients of OAM who have a drive to provide support services to the homeless community. 

In October 2014, two best mates had a world-first idea – providing a free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness. On a mission to improve hygiene standards, Nic and Lucas, the 2016 Young Australians of the Year and Order of Australia Medalists stumbled on something much bigger and more significant – the power of a conversation. 

Nic and Lucas tell the story of Orange Sky through the voices of people they’ve met along the way, and made an impact on shaping Orange Sky to what it is today. This is the perfect talk for anyone who wants to position themselves or their organisation as purpose-led, values driven and wants to motivate and inspire their employees or customer base around the art of the possible.