Last night, Director of the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets, Maria Efkarpidis donned her beanie, sleeping bag and cardboard pieces and braved Canberra's freezing temperatures with 150 other local CEO's.
As a group raising more than $369,885 in Canberra alone, proceeds will go towards Vinnie's services for the homeless in Canberra.
"This was a wonderful opportunity for the Canberra community to get behind such an important cause, and last night was a very real reminder of just how tough it can be, and we were only there for one night".
Through the strong winds, rain and below zero temperatures, Maria made a valuable contribution to Vinnie's in pushing to raise awareness for this cause. In total, the CEO Sleepout raised upwards of $4.7 million as a result of national fundraising. Amazing work!