Wednesday, 12 August 2015

WOW...was it cold?!

Last Friday night a team of volunteers from Prudential Real Estate braved the cold to raise awareness about hidden homelessness in Macarthur.

Attending the Macarthur Homelessness Steering Committee’s annual Sleep Out event at Campbelltown Athletics Centre, we kept warm by playing soccer, tennis and even running around the track in our onesies!

Director, Michael O’Sullivan even sported a pink hippo onesie to pay up on his bet with Paul Meehan of Meehans Solicitors to achieve another $500 donation towards the cause.

With temperatures dropping from a balmy 10 degrees to 0.9 degrees overnight, our sleep out in cardboard boxes was definitely chilly, but the fantastic live entertainment, a delicious sausage sizzle held by the Lions Rotary Club and fun and games including a raffle and bingo gave us more than enough distraction from the cold.

As the night wrapped up our team had managed to keep our spirits up with a few hot chocolates, hot wedges, cheese and biscuits and a tonne of Director, Nick Gauci a sugar high and an inability to sleep that night (not anything to do with a certain neighbour’s snoring)...

Prudential Real Estate is very proud to have participated in the ‘Night Out in the Cold for a Cause’ event as gold sponsors, raising over $1500 for the Macarthur Homelessness Steering Committee. We would like to thank the team of volunteers who attended, our supporters and importantly the Social Committee for organising our sponsorship and participation in this event.

All in all we had a blast raising awareness for the homeless in Macarthur, but returning to our warm houses the following day, we know sleeping out in the elements is a harsh reality for many people in the community. We appreciate the struggles faced each day by the homeless and we are happy to return next year to support this worthy, local cause. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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