CEOs do it tough for charity

The charity event took place in capital cities across Australia on Thursday, June 16 and raised $4 million to support Vinnies homeless services.Some construction industry representatives to take part included Caroline Pidcock from Pidcock, Paul Shaw from Lend Lease and David Castledine from Civil Contractors Federation.As well as raising money the event was created to give chief executive officers from some of Australia’s biggest companies a taste of what life is like on the streets for thousands of homeless Australians.“The fact that so many of the country’s business leaders are prepared to experience one night of discomfort in order to grasp the enormity of the disadvantage experienced by others is humbling,” St Vincent de Paul Society CEO New South Wales Graham West said.“The money raised can achieve so much. It will assist in the running of our homeless services and refugees in NSW, but will also go toward programs that aim to equip people with the skills they need to leave their homeless experience behind forever. The continuation of services such as these wouldn’t be possible without these important funds.”

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