Brumby Jack prepares Fagan for a rough sleep on June 16
Andrew Fagan, the CEO of the Brumbies, will soon have to leave the comfort of his own home to sleep it rough in the cold outdoors to raise money for, and awareness of, homelessness in the ACT and Queanbeyan region.
In preparation of the month leading up to the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, Brumby Jack, along with two Brumbies players, will be preparing Fagan at the Brumbies HQ Oval from 10am tomorrow, Tuesday 17 May 2011.
“It’s a scary statistic that we have over 1,000 homeless people in Canberra. I was surprised to find that 45% are under the age of 25, and how vulnerable we all are to become homeless at any stage in our lives.” states Fagan.
Andrew is a Champion for the 2011 Vinnies CEO Sleepout event, and a CEO who will experience what it’s like to spend the night in Canberra’s bitter cold winter with only the comfort of 3 pieces of cardboard, a sleeping bag, and a cup of soup.
“I think we all take our creature comforts for granted and I am sure that the Vinnies CEO Sleepout will be a real eye-opening experience for everyone involved.” says Fagan
The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is run nationally for the second time, following the event’s success last year where 111 leaders in Canberra slept out and raised $354,000 in funds. This year’s CEO Sleepout will take place on Thursday, June 16 at the National Museum of Australia, in the Garden of Australian Dreams.
“I really believe that this event changes the opinions of homelessness and we all have a part to play in solving the issues surrounding homelessness in our Canberra community.”states Fagan.
Andrew encourages other business, government, and community leaders to rise to the challenge and take part in the CEO Sleepout. Visit www.ceosleepout.org.au to nominate your boss or to donate.
IMPORTANT MEDIA PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AND INTERVIEW INFORMATION – TOMORROW
Location Brumbies HQ Oval – Austin Street Griffith ACT
Contact Stephanie Hawkins – Communications Officer
0427 069 761 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More info www.ceosleepout.org.au
Andrew Fagan will be available for interviews and photo opportunities with all involved.