Participating in their 9th Vinnies CEO Sleepout
Poor timing to be asking for donations
It seems insensitive timing to be asking for charitable donations
when almost all of us are financially adversely affected by the Covid pandemic.
I was reluctant to take part in this year’s Vinnies sleepout
when almost my sole focus has been trying to navigate our own businesses through
this economic turmoil. It has been a drain financially and emotionally and to
be frank I was struggling with the energy to try and raise funds at this time.
This is a good wake up call for all of us to reassess what is
most important and reset our expectations and gratitude for what we normally
take for granted. When our world is thrown upside down, our way of life compromised,
freedom gone and financial standing in limbo maybe we are getting a glimpse into
the world of those who are really in need.
This will be the 10th year Claude Group have
taken part in the CEO sleepout and my ninth year. The work Vinnies do and their
need for funds is greater than ever given the amount of people being added to
those already in distress. This year’s event is a virtual sleepout and I will be
sleeping on my back deck at home to raise funds for those most in need.
Clearly this is poor timing to be asking for donations, but if
you can help you will be helping those most in need.
So far this year I helped provide
Individual support programs
Funds raised over the years
Good on you son.
Very proud of you Andrew to taking part in this years Vinnies sleepout at this very difficult time Love Mum
Keep it going. Good luck.
Such a good thing to do Gibbo. So happy to help.
Josh And Steph Fares
Thank you for your efforts in raising money for this cause.
Your continued passion and commitment for this cause is admirable Andrew.
Keep up the good work Gibbo!
Well done Gibbo. A time for rethinking lots of things.
Steve Di Leo
Well done gibbo !
D'arte Group - Scott Williams
Good on you Gibbo, with everything that's going on today is easy to forget there are still many thousands of homeless people who desperately need help. Well done!
Good work Gibbo son. Tell me you gonna have a few tinies and a ruby to keep you going. Outstanding effort, proud of you.
Hi Andrew. Such a great cause. Stay warm! Cheers Lynn
Good on you Gibbo! You might need to double up the beanies this year.
Great work that Vinnies do. In these stressful times that we’re all feeling in some way right now, nothing compares to sleeping out in the cold and being homeless. So much respect for you Andrew Gibson for doing yet another CEO sleepout. I still have my beanie from the last one and I wear it with pride