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									Media Release
No. 39 of 2013




Vinnies CEO Sleepout tonight
Ahead of the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout tonight, RACT Chief Executive Officer, Harvey Lennon has
thanked the staff of the RACT across Tasmania for their enthusiastic fundraising activities and moral
support.

The Sleepout is a national fundraising effort undertaken by the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help
people experiencing homelessness. More than 50 Tasmanian corporate and community leaders will
spend a night at Aurora Stadium to demonstrate support for the Vinnies campaign.

Mr Lennon said the light-hearted competition among participants on the Sleepout Fundraising
Leaderboard had ensured a good number of donations – and that staff support had been critical to
his own fundraising.

“I decided to sleep rough for a night again this year and our people have joined in to barrack for me
by fundraising. Their effort has been really humbling and I’m really proud of them,” he said.

“RACT staff members have raised thousands of dollars through activities they organised such as: a
barbecue, a morning tea, soup and sandwich lunches at RACT House in Hobart, a cake stall in Burnie
and a car washing day in Launceston.”

“And there’s still time to donate to support efforts to help homeless people in Tasmania,” Mr Lennon
said.

Find out more about the Tasmanian Sleepout here: http://www.ceosleepout.org.au/events/tas-
sleepout/


ENDS 20 June 2013

Media enquiries: Vince Taskunas on 0417 005 647




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