Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Firstly, an apology. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here and, for that, I’m sorry. I promise to visit more often.

I’ve been busy being an Editor of a local newspaper, a community worker in three other roles and, most importantly, a devoted husband and a loving dad to the three princesses.

I’m afraid I’ve neglected my role as The Bloke In the Shed.

Yet I am driven back to it to ask for a favour.

On June 20, I’ll be participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout raising funds and awareness for their wonderful programs in assisting the huge number of homeless in our community.

That means me, the night stars and only a piece of cardboard separating my bones and the cement at Launceston’s Aurora Stadium. Some of you may recall Kel mentioning how I’ve never even camped in my life.

Through the newspaper I’ve been able to raise awareness of the cause and this first-class charity. However, I’m a late starter to the event and am behind the goal set for each business leader to raise.

If you can spare a dollar or two – and I mean just even a dollar or two – please donate. But it’s not a problem at all if you can’t.

If you know others who might be interested in supporting the cause, you can share the link to my profile http://www.ceosleepout.org.au/ceos/tas-ceos/julian-obrien.

Thanks in anticipation and I promise to not be a stranger. I may even post on the night!

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4 Responses to Vinnie CEO Sleepout: How your perception of winter can change

  1. Lisa Wood says:

    Gosh all the best with your sleep out – its incredible how many people are homeless, and how many people walk past them without a care in the world {especially in busy Sydney} I too {in the past} have been guilty for walking past a person that was asking for a spare coin, and after wards feel guilty for being so busy with my life that I haven’t stopped to give them my lose coins.
    When we stayed in Sarina I meet a homeless guy. I stopped and purchased a pie for his dinner one night – he was so grateful and was in tears.
    Hope you can keep raising awareness xxx
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  2. Maxabella says:

    Good on you!!! x

  3. All the best with it. And great to see you back in the shed again 🙂 Such an awesome cause!!!
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  4. Toushka Lee says:

    Brrrr! All the best. Hope you reach your goal. It’s a great cause
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