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The CEO Sleepout has raised money to help thousands of Australians for over a decade, but it's so much more than just one night. They aim to bring an end to poverty, and this year I decided to sleep rough with other leaders in Sydney.

Wayne's bed for the night at Vinnies CEO SleepoutHow did it make me feel?

I'm lost for words. Wow, what an amazing experience. Listening to the homeless people's experiences was a real eye-opener.

We were grouped and had a chance to spend some time with someone who had experienced homelessness. There are plenty of things in life we have been taking for-granted that are daily challenges for the homeless. They worry about finding somewhere to sleep, where to get their next meal, and self-worth.


Being homeless really has you wonder about your own self worth. Thoughts go through their head such as "why am i here, what am i doing , who would even give a damn If I wasn't here", it has several negative effects on their mental wellbeing.

Sleeping rough is hard for one night but I could only begin to imagine what that's like for the entire year, if not more.

I am so grateful for St. Vinnies for giving leaders this opportunity to contribute and to everyone who donated to support the cause

Give back

Sometimes when life gets a bit tough we need to stop and consider others in our local and global community. Be grateful and GIVE BACK  to those that need it more. Trust me, I’ll be BACK to GIVE BACK.



At IGNITE Alliance, we have a passion for the community. Our core values need us to challenge ourselves, to ask how can we add real change and value to the community that we live in. How we can give back, and how we can make a positive impact.

So please donate. We would really appreciate your support, donating even just $50 will make a massive difference to those who need it the most in our society.


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Topics: Consulting, Community

Lisa Andrews

Written by Lisa Andrews

Lisa Andrews, after experiencing adversity in her life, decided to focus on positive momentum, intent on taking part in global conversations to make the world a better place. Having a data, engineering and financial background, she is on a mission to pave the way to give everyone a fair start in life and to maximise human potential. A serial entrepreneur, in 2018 Lisa won the Hunter Outstanding Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She is founder and part owner of several companies that all focus on profit with purpose. Lisa is currently working on projects with Singularity University, the United Nations, ACTAI, the Extreme Tech Challenge, Arm, Treasure Data, 2030vision.com, Ocean Elders, Unicef, EO, GSEA and others. Lisa's focus is on projects that aim to solve the world's greatest challenges using exponential technologies, beginning with achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Lisa is passionate about creating a vision for the world for the next 100 years. In her spare time you’ll find her reading, travelling to exotic locations or kite surfing.

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