Bayset

Brisbane

Our Executive Team is Participating in the 2019 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Read their stories below...


Mal's Story:
Growing up my Mum had to call on the generosity of Vinnies on various occasions to help us with a roof over our head or to just put food on the table. Being in a position where you need assistance with meals or a place to stay can be a very humbling and sometimes quite scary. I am glad that I am now in a position to give something back to this fantastic charity. So for one night, I'll be sleeping outside to help raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness to friends and business associates.   


Brad's Story:

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

20

Individual support programs

52

Beds

210

Meals

Thank you to our Sponsors

Grant Prosser

Well done Mal! great effort getting involved in this one!

$1.01k
Grant Prosser

Well done Brad! A great effort getting involved in this one!

$1.01k
Don Mcdonald

Well done Brad. Enjoyed reading your story. Hope you sleep well - Red Wine or a bad book might help......

$510
Don Mcdonald

Good luck Mal and well done for assisting others. Enjoyed your story to. We are very lucky

$510
Walter Kuch

Good on you Brad

$505
Brocken

Great work Brad without people like you Vinnies can't help anyone.

$500
Adrian Brocken

Mal, Good on you we all need to think more about those who are down on their luck.

$500
Dee Bertram

👊🏻 Good for you Mal

$310
Stephen Conry

Well done Brad and good luck.

$208
Jo Butterworth

Good on you Brad..Gracie would be proud xx

$200
Greg Smith
$124.80
Greg Smith
$124.80
Lynn Hucker

Good luck from the Hucker’s! X

$124.80
Adrian Pembroke

Go Mal!

$124.80
Adrian Pembroke

Go Brad

$124.80
Steven & Sharon Morris
$120
Atul Sharma
$57.20
Bruce Beldan

Good on you Mal, great cause! The Beldans

$57.20
Chris Goddard

Brad, don’t get scared and stay warm, maybe a hip flask would help great cause mate

$57.20
Watto

Beautiful stories from you both, good work Mal & Brad xx

$57.20
Taryn Cowie

Good on you Mal - Best of luck!

$41.60
Taryn Cowie

Good on you and best of luck Brad!

$40

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Team Members

Mal Ferraro

Raised so far:
$2,980.40
My goal:
$5,000
Brad Stephens

Raised so far:
$3,337.00
My goal:
$5,000