20 June 2024 marks the longest, and likely coldest day of winter in Sydney.

It is on this day James Dorney and David Hill, two of our executives, will join hundreds of others across the country, to move from the warmth and comfort of their homes and families to join the Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

The St Vincent de Paul Society of NSW is a foundational charity partner for TOMRA Cleanaway’s delivery of Return and Earn, the NSW container deposit scheme.

Currently, Vinnies operates 10 Return and Earn Depots for the TOMRA Cleanaway network. Partnership activities with TOMRA Cleanaway, allows Vinnies to generate much needed funds to deliver critical social and community work.

Why are we choosing to Sleepout?

According to David and James, it is the least they can do! Both seen first hand the benefits to the community of Vinnies ‘good works’. And, through the long partnership TOMRA Cleanaway has had with Vinnies, our commitment to supporting Vinnies is equally important in partnership.

David Hill has reflected on his life in South Africa and seeing the compassion and generosity of spirit shown by Vinnies volunteers and officers there,

I’ve seen first hand the impact that Vinnies has on peoples lives. In South Africa, Vinnies was synonymous with giving a hand up to those that needed help. 

Providing shelter, warmth and comfort to those in need is the greatest example of humanity there is. 

Participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is just a small gesture compared with Vinnies officers and volunteers.

I’m proud to be able to support Vinnies deliver their good works through my fundraising effort.” 

David Hill, Finance Director – TOMRA Cleanaway


What is the Vinnies CEO Sleepout?

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a one-night event held on one of the longest and coldest nights of the year. Hundreds of CEOs, business owners as well as community and government leaders sleep outdoors to support the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness. Each CEO Sleepout participant commits to raising a minimum amount of funds to help Vinnies provide essential services to the people who need them.


Please join David’s fundraising efforts by making a donation to Vinnies NSW CEO Sleepout

Please join James’ fundraising efforts by making a donation to Vinnies NSW CEO Sleepout


This is the 4th CEO Sleepout we have supported