This June, leaders in business, community and government will sleep without shelter on one of the longest nights of the year to help change the lives of Australians experiencing homelessness. One of the CEO’s taking a stand to help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty in Australia is our very own CEO Bryn Jones.
Bryn is a very active supporter of many different community-based charities and projects, and the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is no exception. Bryn has worked with the homeless on the Gold Coast for many years and despite being the CEO of a large multi-company group such as ACBF and having a growing young family, he always finds a way to prioritise helping the community as well:
“No one sets out to be homeless. Each and everyone has their own story, their own reason for being in their current state. Each one, Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Daughters, Grand Parents, Uncles, Cousins from all walks of life.
Homelessness is a symptom of something greater, removing the judgement and replacing it with empathy, an ear and a outstretched hand is just a small step in the right direction.
Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year I’m taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. For one night, I’ll be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness.
To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, I need your support. Will you help me to help me reach my target? Donating 50 dollars can make a huge difference to people who need it most.”
Please get behind Bryn and sponsor him as he joins the sleep out on June 21st. His link for sponsorship is here: