PhilipWebb Real Estate’s Management Team braved Melbourne’s Winter to participate in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2017.
An annual fundraising event held by The St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies), business leaders were invited to sign-up to lend their voices and their networks in support of raising $700,000 for the Vinnies Soup Vans and other volunteer services that help to alleviate poverty and prevent homelessness.
PhilipWebb raised a total of $5,000 with contributions coming from staff, suppliers and clients.
The Sleepout was held overnight at 6:00pm Thursday 22nd June until 7:00am Friday 23rd June at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus inside the South Lawn Underground Carpark.
Participants slept on a piece of cardboard for the night, were given a modest dinner by the Vinnies Soup Van volunteers, and spoke face-to-face with people experiencing poverty and homelessness in a series of conversation corners.
Six members of PhilipWebb’s Management Team including General Manager of Sales Anthony Webb participated in the event.
“We pride ourselves on the strong ties we have with our local community. Our staff have recently volunteered for the Vinnies Soup Van initiative under the guidance of the generous volunteers at The St Vincent de Paul Society. This experience was an extremely enriching one for all staff involved. We are proud to have continued this association by joining the 2017 CEO Sleepout,” he said.
For more information on the CEO Sleepout, please visit www.ceosleepout.org.au