Fujitsu General ANZ’s Managing Director Philip Perham will be participating in his fourth Vinnies CEO Sleepout on June 17, 2021.
Spending the night with only a sleeping bag, pillow and some cardboard for comfort and protection, Perham will join hundreds of CEOs and business owners at White Bay Cruise Terminal, on Sydney Harbour, to help raise awareness of homelessness.
“Unfortunately, homelessness can affect anyone at any time,” says Perham. “The Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that more than 116,000 Australians are experiencing homelessness at the moment. Of these, 60 per cent are under 35 years of age, 44 per cent are women and sadly, 13 per cent are children 12 years and under.
Perham says that participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is an opportunity to raise awareness of the issue and support the St Vincent de Paul Society to achieve its goal of reducing homelessness and poverty. He has set a personal fundraising target of $50,000.
Donations to the CEO Sleepout help:
- Fund new initiatives
- Ensure existing homeless services continue, including food vans and emergency support
- Expand the reach of existing programs to ensure every Australian can access accommodation, meals and emergency assistance when they need it.
For more information about the Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout, click here.