Vinnies CEO Sleepout
Transdev Melbourne’s Managing Director Warwick Horsley has once again signed up for St Vincent de Paul’s signature fundraising event, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, to address poverty and homelessness in Victoria.
Last year, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout raised 5.6 million dollars for people experiencing homelessness, but the reality is that there is still so much more that needs to be done.
With over 105,000 Australians still experiencing homelessness, this year Mr Horsley will be joined by several Transdev execs to help Vinnies in its quest to provide essential services to the people who need them.
“Transdev is passionate about contributing to the communities we serve and we are proud to be supporting the Vinnies #PovertyHomeTruths campaign to raise not only much needed funds, but awareness of the real, lived experiences of poverty that Vinnies volunteers see every day,” Mr Horsley said.
With the city’s transport infrastructure providing such a critical service for people experiencing poverty and homelessness, Transdev Melbourne’s bus drivers often see first-hand the consequences of living below the line.
“No one chooses to be homeless and I’m proud that Transdev is helping bring to light the truths from the frontline,” Mr Horsley said.
Donations can be made to support the TDM team through the Vinnies CEO Sleepout site: https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/transdevmelbourne
The Sleepout will be held on 21 June 2018 at The University of Melbourne Parkville Campus, South Lawn Underground Carpark.
As part of the Sleepout, participants sleep on a piece of cardboard for the night, are provided a modest dinner by the Vinnies Soup Van volunteers and have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with people experiencing poverty and homelessness.
For more information about the CEO Sleepout visit: www.ceosleepout.org.au