Fujitsu General managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Philip Perham, will be participating in his fourth Vinnies CEO Sleepout on 17 June 2021.
Spending the night with only a sleeping bag, pillow and some cardboard for comfort and protection, Perham will be joining hundreds of CEOs and business owners at White Bay Cruise Terminal on Sydney Harbour, to help raise awareness of homelessness.
“Unfortunately, homelessness can affect anyone at any time. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that more than 116,000 Australians are experiencing homelessness at the moment. Of these, 60% are under 35 years of age, 44% are women and sadly, 13% are children 12 years and under,” Perham said.
“Participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is an opportunity for me to raise awareness of this issue and support the St Vincent de Paul Society to achieve its goal of reducing homelessness and poverty.
“Fujitsu General provides Australians and New Zealanders with indoor comfort all year round. Having a bed to sleep in at night in a comfortable and safe home environment should be accessible to everyone.”
To support Perham and help him reach his personal fundraising target of $50,000, click here.
Donations to the CEO Sleepout help fund new initiatives, ensure existing homeless services continue, and expand the reach of existing programs for access to accommodation, meals and emergency assistance.