Barney Burke

Brisbane and Regional

Participating in their 1st Vinnies CEO Sleepout

One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn't have to be that way. This year I'm taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. For one night, I'll be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness.

To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, I need your support. Will you help me to reach my target? Donating even a couple of dollars can make a huge difference to people who need it most.

So far this year I helped provide

48

Individual support programs

128

Beds

513

Meals

Latest Donations

$26.38

Mark Rice

$79.13

E Johnston

Hope wasn’t too freezing!

$79.13

Stuart Ballinger

Well done Barn.

$26.38

Caitlin Ross

$30

Karen And Tony O’neill

Well done Barney.

$26.38

Lisa Scott

$79.13

Simon Lunn

Good luck mate!!

$52.75

Laura Brown

$15.82

Kerin Lloyd

What a great purpose to experience homelessness for a night in the throws of winter to support Qld Homeless. Well Done Barney!

$120

Andrew Cossens

Great cause and well done mate. Nice the see you go a cold one as well:)

$52.75

Jaimi Howard

$21.10

Nathan Stehr

Good Work, Barney.

$21.10

Patricia Vlug

$21.10

Tara Searle

Fantastic to see you representing RACQ for such an amazing cause. Longest night of the year but only one night. Stay chilled!

$126.60

Bernadette Stone

Barney the Brave making a difference one blanket at a time! Hope tonight isn’t too cold for ya…

$79.13

Yvette Kendall

$26.38

Zakiah Ahmed

Hope you’ve got thermals.

$10

Kelsey Vanek

$5.28

Tamara Van Der Walt

$21.10

Isabelle Marychurch

$20

Judy Fitch

Good luck.

$21.10

Ellen Nicholson

Think warm!

$120

Maz Alrafeeq

All the best and thank you

$21.10

Anonymous

$21.10

Suzanne Mccord (she/her)

Love your work, Barney! Those pushups will keep you warm on this chilly night! #goodstuffdaily #goodpeopledoinggoodthings

$26.38

Jenny

Great job Barney!

$21.10

Anonymous

$21.10

Vicci Andrews

After that performance I had to donate again!! Hope you don’t get too cold and you raise the $$ you are looking for

$15.82

Skye S

Thank you for living RACQs values in all areas of what you do!

$21.10

Paul Goan

Good on ya Barney!

$105.50

Alix Ashton

Great job Barney!

$21.10

Yvonne

Well done Barney for shining a light on this cause. Keep warm!

$10

Nicki Riley

Well done Barney, great cause!

$5.28

Kristie Mccoy

Have pride in what you are doing. Congratulations for being kind.

$21.10

Teresa Mcleod

$21.10

Joshua Cooney

Go you good thing Barney!

$15

Alice Adams

$21.10

Hayley Smith

$52.75

Matthew

Hope it is a cold night!!

$21.10

Teresa Brown

All the best Barney. Great cause!

$21.10

Kristy Jones

$21.10

Courtney Blanchfield

You’ve got this, Barney!

$54

Rob H

25 push ups please Barney.

$26.38

Katharine West

$21.10

Mike Aro

$52.75

Debbie Thrupp

Keep warm tonight mate!

$79.13

David Page

$10.55

Jade Mason

$79.13

Rebecca Mitchell

$10.55

Hemali Savania

$21.10

Anonymous

Good luck Barney!!

$52.75

Dave Lowery

Best of luck to you Barney, your whole RACQ team are behind you

$120

Guy Picot

Make sure you pack your hot water bottle Barney

$316.50

Kath

Thank you Barney for taking the time to help people

$15.82

Abby Fields

Good on you, Barney!

$21.10

Romy Farrer

$105.50

The Singapore Rushies

Barnster you are amazeballs! Keep doing all that you do. Love James, Caro, Amy & Olly xxx

$52.75

Brenda Burke

$52.75

Ash O’boyle

Good luck barn!

$5k

Racq Dollar Match

$79.13

Donna Syrett

Rug up Barney

$79.13

Maris

I know this will be no challenge for you Barney. You’re so mentally strong ( physically- well not so bad) people I know. Good on you!!!

$79.13

Daniel & Naomi Chambers

Great thing to do Barney! 🥶

$79.13

Susie Flemm

$105.50

Con & Ellie

Good luck Barney!

$52.75

Mel Wing

Thank you Barn for making a difference. Stay warm!

$120

Kath And Rich Gregory

Go Barney !.

$52.75

Andrea Tucker

Yay Barney! Hope it doesn’t rain. 😊

$50

Anonymous

Thanks Barney. I have recently spent time helping young, vulnerable people try to find housing and the current situation is beyond a crisis. 🫶

$21.10

Ben Chambers

Yeah Barney!!!

$79.13

Anonymous

Go Chief power napper! 🙌 it’s a vital cause ❤️

$10.55

Alex Verhagen

$26.38

Mary

Good on you Barney xx

$525

Amanda Zurita-o'shea

Awesome Barney that you are supporting such a valuable and much needed cause affecting so many families. As someone who as a teen, many years ago, slept rough on the streets, I commend anyone willing to get behind a cause such as this. Hope you stay warm!!! lol

$21.10

Will Cameron

$31.65

Alice Ramsay

$79.13

Chenoa Ellison

Good luck Barney! Wish we could do more!

$31.65

Cindy Mercer

This is a great cause Barney.

$21.10

Motor Claims Express

Go Barney!

$126.60

Megan O'connor

Good on you Barney. Its so sad to see increasing numbers of people sleeping rough in QLD - especially during winter. Well done (and rug up!)

$21.10

Tiffany Wilson

Great work Barney!

$10.55

Tricia Kwik

What a great cause. Well done Barney

$10.55

Caitlin Moore

$21.10

Kellie Bostock

Thank you, Barney, for supporting such an important cause!

$21.10

Caroline C

Well done Barney and what a great opportunity to give back. I hope that you get a lot out of this experience and are able to help those in need.

$10.55

Amy Cladd

$10.55

Jamie Hill

Good on you Barney!

$31.65

Vanessa Fabre

Great cause to contribute to Barney thanks.

$52.75

Karen Nasko

$21.10

Jazmine Richards

$126.60

Nicky Beresford

Barney, you are such a worthy cause…oops I mean the charity is :). Video evidence is required please. Enjoy (if at all possible). Don’t freeze your tootsies off!

$47.48

Amy Self

Well done Barney! Rug up and think warm thoughts... You got this!

$10.55

Madeleine Arber

$21.10

Nicky Edwards

$15.82

Tapiwa Kombanie

Great cause. All the best Barney!

$21.10

Naomi Sackville

Great job raising awareness!

$10.55

Keith Cassidy

$79.13

Paul Hearn

Great work Barney. I hope it's not too cold out there.

$10.55

Amy Jiang

Stay warm Barney, you’re doing this for a great cause! Hope I can win your car park for a week :)

$11.34

Caitlin Dahl

$21.10

Stuart Woodruffe

Fantastic job Barney, try and keep warm.

$21.10

Leah Pilkington

$79.13

Sueann Yates

Well done!

$21.10

Suhail Wali

Great effort, Barney!

$21.10

Julie Heinemann

Such a great cause!

$10.55

Howard Strasser

Great work Barney.

$21.10

Marie Welsby

$26.38

Ally Sharp

$52.75

Georgie Austin

Great cause Barney especially in these difficult times for people.

$21.10

Jo Keleher

$52.75

Mel Amey

$21.10

Rachael Mason

Great cause. Thanks Barney!

$10.55

Craig Hanrahan

$21.10

Kobus Du Plessis

$15

Matt Urlwin

Great cause! best of luck

$21.10

Liz F

Well done, Barney. A great effort for a great cause.

$10.55

Christopher Dean

$31.65

Brian Wilson

$21.10

Liz

$505

Andrew Moore

Thanks Barney for "putting your body on the line" so we can all help contribute to this really important challenge of homelessness. Rug up!

$10.55

Racq

Good on ya Barney

$10.55

Damian Foltak

Great work supporting such a great cause

$50

Sam Raghavendra

All the best Barney. You are so brave and kind

$20

Hayley Farmbrough

Good on you Barney! Such a great cause!

$126.60

Kate Gurney

Such a great cause. Love seeing you get behind it!

$21.10

Morne Fraser

Great initiative Barney and all the best!

$10.55

Tracey

$15.82

Anonymous

Great work Barney

$100

Adam Keppie

You are a legend Barney. Good luck!

$10.55

Darren Clarke

Well done Barnie!

$21.10

Ainna Basharuddin

$10

Mady Penny

$10.55

Archie

Great job, Barney!

$21.10

Kelly Castro

Great job Barney!

$21.10

Sue Kruger

$31.65

Edwin Martinez

$26.38

Deb Edmonds

Keep up the amazing work.

$30.59

Luke Jordan

$25.32

Linda Grant-janson

Tuck that beanie down tight Barney!

$10.55

Yuliarum

$15.82

Eliana Gowers

$26.38

Doug

$10.55

Jayde White

$52.75

Tim Cochrane

Great work Barney!

$21.10

Shane Twomey

I hope it doesn't rain! All the best Barney.

$10.55

Renna Reid-milan

$15.82

Amanda Edwards

$20

Adam Hadfield

$50

Kathleen Henderson

Great to see RACQ supporting such a worthy cause!! Good on you Barney!!

$10

Ainsley Gibson

$52.75

Anonymous

$21.10

Erica Da Costa

Thank you for taking part and for representing RACQ!

$21.10

Netty H

Great job Barney.

$21.10

Jenny Wesener

$10.55

Sarah Hilton

$10.80

Jill Burns

Hope you've got your winter woolies ready for the sleepout Barney! Thanks for supporting a great cause.

$21.10

Michael Catley

$21.10

Nicole Box

$52.75

Ange F.

Thank you, Barney.

$10.55

Anonymous

$10.55

Anonymous

$15

Sarah

$10.55

Stuart Curnow

$10.55

Derek Vine

Awesome charity, good luck!

$105.50

Lisa Anderson

Awesome Barney, thanks for taking part for such a great cause!

$21.10

Simone Paine

$31.65

Annette Moffitt

Thank you for braving the cold for such a worthy cause.

$20

Donna Sebastian

Thank you for doing this, Barney!

$15.82

Karen Denny

Helping to provide support for families less fortunate than ours. I couldn't think of a better reason to donate and support this great cause

$10.55

Anonymous

$105.50

Rachel Girle

Amazing cause, well done!

$21.10

Jacob Toohey

$21.10

Liezel Carreon

A really worthy cause. All the best Barney!

$10.55

M.newell

$21.10

Paul Faulkner

Thank you, Barney for helping those less fortunate.

$25

Rhie Burr

$52.75

Colin Yule

Amazing cause boss!

$15.82

Andrea Grajczonek

$21.10

Darren Manson

Thank you Barney. Great cause.

$10.55

Lincoln Bath

Good on you Barney. A worthy cause.

$21.10

Kerri Horsbrugh

$21.10

Keliesha Monro

Great Work!!

$21.10

Jing Lu

Keep yourself warm, Barney! : )

$52.75

Janelle Cavallo

You're a champion Barney. Keep warm!

$100

David Barham

Onya Barney

$31.65

Petra Mccullagh

$10.55

Alana Chittick

$21.10

Jeremy

$26.38

Cass Fletcher

A great cause, thank you for raising awareness for those in need and braving the cold this winter.

$21.10

David Humphries

$15.82

Samantha Burgess

$10

Roger Carpenter

$11.08

Matthew Dance

$25

Viviane Cai

All the best Barney!!

$21.10

Nicole Dati

$10.55

Kirsty Willen

$21.10

Robyn Pacey

$52.75

Heather Carr

$55.50

Mel Pryor

All the best Barney, great cause!

$21.10

Sarah Richardson

Best of luck Barney, hope that beanie keeps you warm!

$20

John Muller

$26.38

Eszter Cathcart

Good on you Barney, A really worthwhile cause

$21.10

Sarah Reavey

$15

Kelly Tomlin

Great cause, every little bit helps!

$79.13

Danica Allan

Great work Barney! A really worthy cause.

$26.38

Quinten Hodson

$21.10

Jana

What a worthy cause! Great work Barney.

$126.60

Michelle Natha

$211

Ailsa Heise

Thank you for braving the cold for this worthy cause, Barney!

$21.10

Terri Cruwys

$79.13

Sue Duke

$211

Stephen Burton

Well done Barney

$52.75

Amanda

$126.60

Brian Anderson

$250

David Carter

Good on you Barney

$79.13

Sharlene Tan

$52.75

Tricia Green

$79.13

Greg Rolls

Well Done Barney for a very worthy cause.

$21.10

Aarti Pandya

$52.75

Nadia Hawthorne

$26.38

Denise Haliczer

$52.75

Rach Quinn

Great cause Barney. Thank you for sleeping under the stars to raise awareness for the homeless and those less fortunate.

$79.13

Michelle D

$52.75

Sinead Clark

Hi Barney, Great effort for a very worthy cause. Best of luck Sinead

$31.65

Sara Gleeson

Good Luck Barney! Great initiative.

$21.10

Sayo Francisco

Thank you, Barney, for your commitment to participate in the CEO Sleepout, to experience what it's like for many of our QLD Community, who have found themselves homeless without safe and secure shelter. Here is a $20 donation to get you closer towards your goal!

$21.10

Jed Cole

$37.80

Candice Watt

$79.13

Hannah Chong

$10.55

Kathryn Kneller

$21.10

Kathleen

$10.55

Mel Calzavara

$316.50

Mary Jane (mj) Bellotti