Buddha's words

Buddha's words
My inspiration. We are what we think, All that we are arises from our thoughts, With our thoughts we make the world. Photo copyright Sean Duggan

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Surviving the CEO Sleepout at temperatures below 2 degrees

Dear friends

Last Thursday was cold. Very cold. It got to around 2 degrees. Luckily there was no rain.

The sleeping bag given to me for my birthday by my staff really came in handy. During the evening, we heard tales of how the homeless in Canada have it even tougher sleeping in the snow.

We are indeed a lucky country, but the luck does not extend to everyone. Homelessness is on the rise. We are lucky that there are leaders of industry that have the heart to get involved in fund raising for this event.

I raised just over $18,000 this year and was ranked 12th out of a total of 109 CEOs in WA.

WA raised a total of $756,000 while the CEOs in the whole of Australia have raised a total of $5 million this year.

It was again a good experience and it has ingrained in my mind and heart how fortunate I am.

Till I blog again, good night.

I was able to enjoy a plate of lamb shanks before getting to the WACA.

My usual sleeping spot at the WACA. Same spot for 3 years. I should consider taking a lease.