Our Executive Team is Participating in the 2019 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Read their stories below...
Originally, I was not going to participate in this event and leave it to my business partner Mal Ferraro to carry the flag. However, upon reflection and considering how fortunate I have been in my life with a wonderful wife and family and a successful business that just radiates a culture of caring, committed people, has made me rethink my involvement.
I’ve also reflected on my own situation as a young child after my father died at age 42 and left behind my mother, sister and I at the young ages of nine and seven. I remember vividly my mother spending one night per month volunteering for the Red Cross at the RBH to thank them for the assistance they gave while my father was ill and working a full time and two part time jobs to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. Without the help of a close group of lifelong friends we may well have been in the same situation.
We live in a world where the divide between middle class and poor is becoming greater every year and this points to an ever-increasing demand for the services of Vinnies and the many other altruistic organisations that work closely with those in need of the greatest assistance.
Those of you who know me well will know I don’t generally speak much about my past and am by nature a private person however, I tell my story as part of this journey and ask you to join me by donating to this very worthy cause. Any amount will help make a difference.
So far this year we helped provide
Individual support programs
Thank you to our Sponsors
From RLA Polymers on behalf of Troy Hogan
From RLA on behalf of Troy Hogan
Well done Mal! great effort getting involved in this one!
Well done Brad! A great effort getting involved in this one!
Vinnies Dollar Matching
Collis Marketing Service
What a great cause! All the best from the team at Collis Marketing Service.
Well done Brad. Enjoyed reading your story. Hope you sleep well - Red Wine or a bad book might help......
Good luck Mal and well done for assisting others. Enjoyed your story to. We are very lucky
Good on you Brad
Great work Brad without people like you Vinnies can't help anyone.
Mal, Good on you we all need to think more about those who are down on their luck.
👊🏻 Good for you Mal
Bayset Branch Donations
Cdk Stone Pty Ltd
Well done Brad and good luck.
Well done Mal Bringing awareness and much needed funds for a great charity
Good on you Brad..Gracie would be proud xx
Well done Mal
Well done Brad
Good cause Mal. We need to do these things to help others less fortunate than our selves. Well done Paul
Jay & Mando
For a great cause
Good luck from the Hucker’s! X
Great cause Brad
Steven & Sharon Morris
Gary And The Australian Waterproofing Company Team
Newton Waterproofing Systems
Best of luck from your UK mates Mal!
B&r Meddings Waterproofing
A great role model you are Mal!
Working for Fixed Group now and always support an organisation in this every year depending on were i was working. I hope to be here next year as well. Enjoy the cold night:)
Good on you Mal, great cause! The Beldans
Top work Mal 👍👍
Brad, don’t get scared and stay warm, maybe a hip flask would help great cause mate
Beautiful stories from you both, good work Mal & Brad xx
Fabulous man you are Mal 💕
Fantastic cause Brad. Pete and I will have a coffee waiting for you in the morning.
Good on you Mal - Best of luck!
Good on you and best of luck Brad!
Steve And Louella Russell
Good on you Mal & Brad !! Every dollar helps ! We know how grateful we are everyday, to have a roof over our head.