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Michelle Ainsworth

Editor, Canberra at Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Location: Canberra

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

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 help me reach my target? Donating 50 dollars can make a huge difference to people who need it most.

So far this year I helped provide

22

Individual support programs

59

Beds

238

Meals

Latest Donations

Anonymous
$2k
Maria Hawthorne

Go Michelle!

$213
Tanya Halloran

Good on you Michelle and good luck tonight!

$213
Anonymous
$213
Chris Uhlmann

$205
Andrew Messenger

$200
Dan Bourchier

Good luck, and thanks for the strong leadership you’ve shown to have the difficult conversation about homelessness.

$114
Gaven Morris

$109
Julian Abbott

What a great thing you are doing.

$109
Alison Ramage

$109
Jane Wilson

Good on you for doing this. x

$109
Chris Howard

Thanks to the ABC Local Radio for promoting this wonderful event.

$109
Stephen Spencer

$109
Georgia Spokes

$109
Catherine Veronica Dahl

Thank you Michelle for your generosity and care for those in need by participating in the Vinnies/CEO Sleepout. I applaud your action & wish you good luck on what will be a very chilly night. May you be blessed in your life.

$109
Brenda Conroy

Good on you Michelle. Every bit of attention and every donation helps.

$109
Rebecca Jack

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Stephanie Dharmakirti

$105
Michael Mason

Good on you Michelle. Get those winter woolies packed, we need you back! Good luck and enjoy the very chilly experience, Michael

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Anonymous
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Sandra O'malley

Great example to your community, Michelle. Good for you x

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Remana Ashton

XXXXXX

$68
Marion Leiba

All the best, Michelle. Your message on ABC radio was very moving.

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Shalailah Medhora

$57
Adam Shirley

Good work boss

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Anonymous
$57
Damian Rabbitt

I did it years ago in Perth - I think our winters are warmer than yours in the capital, so good luck!

$57
Louise Willis

Let me know if you need my battery operated gloves...

$57
Julie Doyle

$57
Anonymous
$57
Rebecca Matthews

Go well Michelle, it is a great cause!

$57
Mike Donaldson

$57
Elizabeth Byrne

Good luck Michelle! Great what you are doing. Stay away from the snorers ha ha

$57
Louise Yaxley

Have a good night

$57
Jim Trail

Minus one tonight! Nearly tropical.

$57
Laura Tchilinguirian

$57
Sam Liston

Good luck Michelle

$57
Louise Maher

Don't forget your warm woolly hat!

$57
Anonymous
$57
Jeff Addinsall

Heard your interview on 666, wanted to support your efforts.

$57
Lindy Kerin

$57
Martin Dethridge

Good Luck Michelle, hope its not too cold.

$57
Sab

Good on you Miss.... rug well up. x

$57
Christian Cox

$57
Steph Kennedy

Sleep well my friend xo

$57
Wt

Get those thermals out!

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Anonymous
$55
Fleur Anderson

Good on you for doing this, you awesome woman. I would be really interested to hear your experience after a night of sleeplessness and cold.

$55
Anonymous
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Anonymous
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Rita Haddad

$55
Arianne Martin

$55
Linda Goth

$55
Cindy Wang

$55
Rebecca Tregurtha

$52
Anonymous
$52
Lyndal Curtis

$50
Amy Sullivan

What you are doing is awesome.

$31
Melissa Clarke

A great reminder of the difficulties many face on bitterly cold Canberra nights. Good job!

$30
Andy Bell

One night spent like so many spend many nights. This event is so necessary to keep our eyes on this issue.

$26
Nesa Brown

$26
Natalie Alegria

$26
Liz Elward

Good luck!

$26
Dana Robertson

You’re a champ! I’m glad your involvement has prompted stories about (often hidden) homelessness in Canberra.

$26
Cate Davey

Stay warm!

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Sharelle Mathias-carman

Well done and good luck x

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Jane Franklin

$25
Tamara Penniket

Good on you, Michelle.

$21
Jolene Laverty

Good luck on your first SleepOut Michelle!

$21
Tegan Osborne

$21
Monique Court

Stay warm!

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Martin O'neill

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Janet Spencer

Well done Michelle. It is good to see you and the ABC getting behind the CEO Sleepout helping the homeless in Canberra. It certainly wouldn't be easy for those poor souls who regularly sleep out in Canberra's cold but I have faith in you (and them) and will enjoy hearing all about it on the radio tomorrow. All the best. Janet

$21
Craig C

$20
Natalie Hunter

$20
Louise Willis

$20

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