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Lendi Group raises more than $48,000 to support Australia's homeless

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There is no single cause of homelessness. It can affect anyone at any time.

Lendi Group’s CEO David Hyman, Chief Operating Officer Sebastian Watkins, Chief Marketing Officer Zara Cobb and CEO Distribution Brad Cramb gave up their beds on 17 June to take part in the CEO Sleepout. Together, with thanks to their supporters, they raised over $48,000 for Vinnies.

“Our people across Lendi Group are part of an industry that helps many Australians into a home but there are more than 116,000 Australians who don't have access to basic and secure shelter," says David Hyman, Lendi Group CEO. “My fellow Group executives and I, alongside other leaders in business, community and government, were so humbled by this experience and the opportunity to raise money for and awareness of homelessness."

"One cold night does not, of course, capture the reality of the enduring experiences of those without a place to call home, but we can all play a small part to raise awareness and funds to end the cycle of homelessness," he says. “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who donated this year and helped us raise more than $48,000 to support those who do not have a roof over their heads or a stable place to call home.”

Vinnies raises money to provide people experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness with vital access to food and accommodation, education, counselling, employment and health services.

2021 is Hyman's third CEO Sleepout, an experience he describes as “one of the most powerful things I’ve done to understand what the homeless endure living on the streets.”

Lendi Group had set a target of raising $25,000 but smashed this figure to generate more than $48,000. Every dollar raised goes to Vinnies’ not-for-profit services.

About the Sleepout

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a one-night event over 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.

What is Lendi Homes?

Lendi Homes was designed to give everyone at Lendi the opportunity to give back. By making it easier for Australians to find a better home loan, we’re helping relieve financial stress. That’s why each initiative in our Lendi Homes program has followed a similar theme of shelter, homes and houses. Learn more about Lendi Homes here.

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