Transdev joins CEO Sleepout


Transdev Melbourne’s managing director Warwick Horsley has pledged to raise $5,000 to help combat poverty and homelessness in Victoria as part of St Vincent de Paul’s CEO Sleepout

Transdev joins CEO Sleepout
St Vincent de Paul’s fundraising event the CEO Sleepout aims to assist those facing poverty and homelessness

 

The CEO Sleepout will be held on June 22 at the University of Melbourne campus in Parkville.

Participants will sleep on a piece of cardboard for the night, be given a modest dinner by the Vinnies Soup Van volunteers, and speak with people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Horsley says organisations like  St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) are vital to helping people in need get back on their feet.

"Transdev is passionate about contributing to the communities we serve and are proud to be supporting Vinnies to raise much needed funds and awareness around poverty and homelessness," he says.

"As the operator of a third of Melbourne’s bus network, we provide a crucial service, connecting Melburnians from all walks of life to jobs, education and social opportunities.

"We know that our service is particularly important for people who due to social disadvantage may otherwise have no access to transport."

Transdev Melbourne’s bus drivers particularly see the consequences of poverty and homelessness in the course of their work.

"No one chooses to be homeless and I’m proud that Transdev has put its hand up to be part of the solution," Horsley says.

This is the first time Transdev Melbourne has participated in the event, donations can be made via www.transdevmelbourne.com.au

 

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