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Maylake Pty Ltd - CEO sleeping out to fight homelessness

Monday, March 04, 2019 | Added by Agent Kay - Frog in Black
Maylake Pty Ltd - CEO sleeping out to fight homelessness

On Thursday 20 June Maylake Pty Ltd’s CEO, Lorraine Lovatt, will sleep out on the longest night of the year on the cold, hard concrete of [Gold Coast’s CBUS Super Stadium] as part of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout® — an annual event raising much needed funds and awareness to address homelessness in Australia. 

For Lorraine  it is one night of discomfort, but for more than 116,000 Australians, including almost 22,000 Queenslanders, homelessness is a constant reality. 

Lorraine is striving to raise, $10,000 to help the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland (Vinnies) provide support to people in crisis.

I am proud to be an Event Ambassador for 2019 and to be participating in my 4th Vinnies CEO Sleepout®. I believe the it is important for everyone to know that with the Gold Coast CEO Sleepout every dollar raised stays here on the coast and every dollar is used in support of the Gold Coast Homeless, in particular The Cornerstone Project which based in Southport,” Lorraine said.

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland CEO Peter Maher said the issue of homelessness is far more widespread than most people think.

“The issue is very real for many people — one in eight Queenslanders live below the poverty line and most Australians are just two pay days away from being without a secure place to live,” Mr Maher said.

“The Sleepout raises awareness of the harsh realities and relentless daily challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness — real people who are no different from you and me.

“The fact that 116,000 Australians have no place to call home is devastating. Even more so when you learn 23 per cent are children.

“This reality cannot continue.”  

Funds raised at the Vinnies CEO Sleepout® enable Vinnies to provide vital services to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. 

Vinnies provides emergency accommodation, advocacy support, budgeting services, living skills programs, emergency relief, transitional housing and access to programs that help rebuild the lives of Australians living in poverty. 

To register for the sleepout , visit www.ceosleepout.org.au
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