2021 Vinnies CEO Sleepout
On 17 June 2021, our Chief Executive Officer (Jules Rumsey) and Financial Controller (Andrew Smith) participated in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout along with other leaders in business, community, and government sleeping through the night without shelter to support Vinnies on raising money to change the lives of homeless people throughout Australia. Even though both Jules and Andrew are currently overseas, they were able to participate remotely in the CEO Sleepout from the Czech Republic and Portugal respectively.
Vinnies was able to raise a remarkable $9,372,501, well above their target of $8,000,000, for the 2021 CEO Sleepout. We are pleased to have made a sizeable contribution to this. Jules came close to hitting his personal target of $5,000, raising a total of $4,604.60. This sort of result would not be possible without the support of colleagues, family, and friends. We would like to express our gratitude towards the people who have supported Jules and Andrew in raising money to help break the cycle of homelessness in Australia.
For an entire year, Vinnies will be able to use the money raised to fund their non-profit services, such as providing crisis accommodation, food, healthcare, counselling, education, employment, and support in finding permanent homes. Vinnies will also be able to support existing tenants who are at risk of losing their homes due to substantial rent increases through the Keeping Queenslanders Housed program and the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Vinnies is also looking into working with the government and community partners to fulfill their long-term goal of building 500 homes over the next five years.
Thank you once again for supporting our Cloud Plus Executive Team in this great cause, but more importantly, in fighting the ever-growing problem of homelessness in Australia. If you would like to participate in next year’s Vinnies CEO Sleepout or know someone that may want to nominate, Vinnies is accepting registrations for the 2022 CEO Sleepout now.