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ARN caught up with the channel's tech bosses braving a brutal wet winter night as part of the 10th annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout held at Sydney's Luna Park. Photos By Allan Swann
Sydney's Luna Park on a drenched winters day
The cold wet night was hair raising enough
What CEOs will do to keep warm...
2GB's Ross Greenwood broadcasting live
Volunteers braving the miserable weather
Torrential downpours didn't stop all night
Sleeping it rough... and wet
Enablis (formerly Azzurri) CEO Jon Evans
The bumper car alley proved to be a favoured spot for those trying to escape wet skies and wet floors
Avnet GM and VP for ANZ, Darren Adams
A total of $23 dollar of Vinnies money was the only currency allowed to be spent on pillows, sleeping bags, food and water - ensuring that CEOs had to make some tough choices to get through the night
At around 9pm the target was already over $5 million
The Daily Telegraph, Network 10 and Triple M pundit Joe Hildebrand was MC for the night, discussing his own troubled past
Vinnies NSW president, Ray Reynolds exemplifies the charity's ethos: "Give a hand up, not a hand out."
Vinnies NSW CEO, Michael Perusco, describes the "lonely, desperate and scary time" that faces the newly homeless
Bernie Fehon, the creator of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, laid out how it was founded, and thanked all the volunteers involved
Gabrielle, a victim, which Vinnies managed to help get back on her feet performed her own composition "This Pill" about her addiction and homelessness
CEOs had to eat what those at homeless shelters do
The stand selling limited edition "Pillows of Hope" which were made by struggling screenprinters who Vinnies have helped
Limited edition "Pillows of Hope" which were made by struggling screenprinters who Vinnies have helped
Martin Kosasih, director of Virtunet
Julie McDonald (Vinnies GM, Fundraising and Communications), and Karl Sice (Head of Staples Technology Solutions)
The grand ensemble celebrating 10 years of CEO Sleepouts in Sydney
The Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove stayed the night as part of the Sleepout adding: "For the homeless, it's always raining."
Matt Codrington, managing director of Lenovo, organising his bed
Andrew Thomas, CEO Thomas Duryea
Anthony Woodward, director and CEO Bulletproof, stuck in a onesie by his staff after they beat his donations target
Tony Simonsen, managing director Avaya
Robert McAdam, CEO, Pure Hacking
Some braved it outside
16 November 2023