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Rob Ffrench joins Vinnies CEO Sleepout again

Partner Rob Ffrench joined Australia’s business leaders overnight, sleeping rough to raise funds for a worthy cause in the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout, with 1,480 participants in 11 cities.

Rob Ffrench


The annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout is held on one of the coldest and longest nights of the year in many of Australia’s big cities. The fundraising event sees business and community leaders as well as government officials sleep outdoors.

The purpose is to gain an understanding of the experience of homelessness firsthand and to raise money for homelessness.

Gold Coast CEOs raised $457,592.

Vinnies CEO Sleepout raises money to provide people experiencing homelessness with access to food and accommodation, as well as key resources to help them overcome poverty in the longer term.

Funds raised nationally reached a record $6.3 million, more than 12% more than last year’s total of $5.6 million and closing in on the $6.42 million target set for 2018.

Last year’s event raised enough to provide more than 1.9 million individual support programs, almost 690,000 beds and 1.59 million meals.