Lucky number seven? Well, on June 22 that will be the number of times I’ve rolled out my sleeping bag and spent a night sleeping rough with other CEOs for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Yes, I feel very lucky to have a warm bed each night, but for over 100,000 Australian’s this is sadly not the case.
The Vinnies CEO Sleepout first began in 2006 in Sydney and soon became nation-wide with CEOs across the country sleeping rough for one night to raise awareness of homelessness and much needed funds to help provide homeless people suitable shelter, food and support.
It’s so hard to believe in a country as prosperous as Australia, there are still thousands of people sleeping on the streets and many of these are women and children. To all of you who have donated to my fundraising efforts for this worthy cause, I thank you from the bottom of my sleeping bag, (I mean, heart) and hope you can help me reach my fundraising goal this year. Together we can turn the luck around for people in need.
Please help me turn the light on homelessness this June at the 2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. To find out more about the event and how to help make a difference here.