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Friday, June 19, 2015

Homeless lawyer

Dear readers

This is the 6th year that I am sleeping as a homeless lawyer to raise funds for the homeless in WA.

This year I dragged in my son's badminton coach and her husband Matt. I have Andy Yuan and Leona Gu too.

They have all done well raising funds and awareness for the homeless.

I was ranked 6th in WA and maybe 19 Australia wide after raising $34000. This was without the usual top up from Minderoo Foundation that has been supporting the sleep out for 5 years. Last year they top up $10000 so that I reach $33000. 

I still managed to raise $34000 without the Minderoo top up. Thanks to Frank and Henry Pua, The Cheahs and Frank Liang who donated $3000 each. So generous of them. 

I was glad that the friends I brought in enjoyed the experience.

However it is not an experience I wish anyone. It was raining tonight and it was difficult finding a safe and dry place to sleep.

Got to sleep now and get ready for breakfast at 6 am. That is a luxury the homeless do not get.


Raymond Tan

Thursday, June 18, 2015


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Homeless lawyer at WACA

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Last dinner before braving sleepout

Having dinner at caffeitalia at hay st before registering for the sleepout. It is raining outside.

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Location:Hay Street,East Perth,Australia

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CEO Sleepout and the Korean magazine plus Tan and Tan Lawyers celebrate 5 years at Terrace Rd

Dear readers

Got some publicity on the Korean press re the sleepout but have no idea what they are saying. Any Koreans who can translate?

Tan and Tan Lawyers also celebrated 5 years at Terrace Rd. We had a lunch at the park. Now, how many law firms can do that. The weather was great and we had some clients enjoy the lunch with us including a Perth park ranger.


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Monday, June 1, 2015

The 2015 CEO Sleepout

Dear readers,

Do you feel the cold? It is getting colder and colder each night. I am reminded of how the homeless in WA survive in the cold and the wet. This year I am taking part in my 6th CEO Sleepout to raise funds for the homeless in WA.

Last year I got 4 other Asian CEOs to take part with me and they were all males.  This year I have Lily Chen, Leona Gu, and Yu Li Zheng to keep me company while we raise funds for the homeless. Matt Posa will also accompany us as we try and raise as much as possible for the WA homeless.

Please see here an article about the Asian CEOs.