Partners' Commitment to Homelessness

The St Vincent de Paul Society held another successful ‘CEO Sleep-out’ on 21 June 2018. This annual event raises donations for the St Vincent de Paul Society, to support Australians who are in need.

Hicksons Corporate and Commercial Partner John Kell, and Workers Compensation Partner Jennifer Parkes, supported this cause by sleeping rough in Newcastle on one of the longest nights of the year. The firm remains committed to this cause as an experience to raise awareness as to the realities of homelessness, and assist to raise funds to help break the cycle of poverty in Australia.

Of the experience, John notes that “Living in Sydney we are reminded on a daily basis of the challenges of housing affordability, which in some cases ends in homelessness. It’s a privilege to be able to support the excellent work that Vinnies does in giving people a hand up out of homelessness by sleeping out for one night.”

The firm commends both Partners for their support, and congratulates John for dominating the Newcastle donations leaderboard for two consecutive years.

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