"On Thursday 16 June 2011 nearly 1000 business leaders from
around Australia slept rough for just one night to experience
first-hand what over 100,000 Australians experience every
I accompanied my partner John, who was standing (or sleeping?)
in for Clover. it was a great night, with lots of people getting a
small idea about the difficulties homeless people face. While we
were aware of the cold, noise/light issues and how hard the ground
is to sleep on, we were very safe and dry.
Congratulations to the St Vincent de Paul Society for creating such
an innovative idea! And thanks to all the people who donated to the
cause - the main purpose behind the evening. You have helped the
society to raise more than $4million dollars!!