TransGrid’s managing director Peter McIntyre joined almost 300 senior Sydney business leaders and politicians for a night out in the cold, in aid of the St Vincent de Paul Society’s annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
Now in its eighth year, the event brings together hundreds of senior executives and managers, challenging them to ‘rough it’ for one night, to raise awareness and funds for the issue of homelessness.
Mr McIntyre said his previous experience with the event had been valuable and he did not hesitate to participate again.
“It’s been a great experience taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout once more. Although I had more of an idea of what to expect, it is always a real eye opener,” Mr McIntyre said.
“It is great to see more and more CEOs and senior business leaders participating in this project year on year, supporting the great work Vinnies does for the homeless across Australia.”
Mr McIntyre raised more than $20,000, placing him among the top 15 CEOs in New South Wales, in terms of amount raised.
Since its inception in 2006 in Sydney’s Greater West, the event has raised more than $19 million in much-needed funds, which assists Vinnies in providing homeless accommodation services, operational, learning and other support services, including the ongoing provision of meal vouchers and food services.