CEOs to prepare their sleeping bags yet again
AN ANTICIPATED 150 of the region’s business leaders will roll out their sleeping bags at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre, next month for the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
The St Vincent de Paul Society’s Canberra/Goulburn CEO Paul Trezise said the funds raised will help people who are homeless, as well as helping to find ways to stop the slide into homelessness.
“One night of uncomfortable and disruptive sleep has a huge impact on you the next day, your alertness and mood is severely impacted,” Mr Trezise said.
“Imagine sleeping like that for weeks, months and even years.
“This practical experience for CEOs gives them some insight into how hard it can be to hold a job, continue study or even keep a family and relationship together if you’re homeless.
The St Vincent de Paul Society is aiming to raise $400,000 from this year’s Sleepout event to help deliver their services across Canberra and Goulburn to people at risk and currently experiencing homelessness.