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
Well done Mal! great effort getting involved in this one!
Well done Brad! A great effort getting involved in this one!
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
Well done Brad and good luck.
Good on you Brad..Gracie would be proud xx
Good luck from the Hucker’s! X
Steven & Sharon Morris
Good on you Mal, great cause! The Beldans
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
Good on you Mal - Best of luck!
Good on you and best of luck Brad!