VicSuper Proud to be Major Sponsor for Sleep at the 'G 2016

VicSuper is proud to announce it is the main corporate sponsor for Melbourne City Mission’s annual fundraising event, Sleep at the ‘G on Thursday 26th May 2016.

Through this sponsorship, VicSuper will work together with Melbourne City Mission to help deliver its promise of raising awareness on the issue of youth homelessness. Sleep at the ‘G provides the Victorian community with the opportunity to raise funds and break the cycle of disadvantage some young Victorians are facing.

Now in its fourth year, Sleep at the ’G attracts more than 1,000 participants and volunteers, who spend the night in sleeping bags on cardboard at the MCG and raise around half a million dollars to support young Victorians experiencing homelessness.

It’s a powerful and symbolic way to raise community awareness of this serious issue; around 6,000 Victorians under 25 are homeless on any given night, and just one of Melbourne City Mission's youth services, Frontyard in Melbourne, receives more than 200 requests per fortnight from young people with nowhere to sleep
Sleep at the ’G participants are provided with a cardboard box for the night as well as soup and bread rolls for dinner. There’s live music and entertainment, and a ‘movie zone’ showcasing films about homelessness.

They each pay a registration fee of $55 (early bird before 22 April), or $80 after 22 April, and are encouraged to fundraise as well, individually or with a team. The registration fee provides an entry pass, a Sleep at the ’G beanie, entertainment, cardboard box to sleep on, soup, bread rolls, coffee, tea and a light breakfast.

VicSuper’s alignment with Melbourne City Mission primarily demonstrates their commitment to corporate responsibility and mission to connect with fellow Victorians. This sponsorship comes after the great work VicSuper did back in July 2015, when they launched their Community Connect Program in Geelong that aimed to help build the financial skills and knowledge to those in the Geelong community through a number of different initiatives.

Michael Dundon, CEO of VicSuper said “We are very excited to be a part of such a unique and great initiative; homelessness is a persistent and growing problem in Victoria that has a huge impact on the Victorian community. We are committed to helping the Victorian community and being involved with events like Sleep at the ‘G is a way we demonstrate this commitment.”

Melbourne City Mission Sleep at the ’G

When: Thursday 26 May 2016. Gates open at 5pm and close at 8pm. Gates open for early bird departure from 5am on Friday 27 May.

Where: Melbourne Cricket Club Members Reserve area at the MCG. Entry via Gate 2.

Who: Melbourne City Mission with major partners Melbourne Cricket Ground, VicSuper and Melbourne Football Club. 

Cost: $55 per person for early birds (until 22 April). $80 per person after 22 April.

Info: 1800 626 572 or events@mcm.org.au

Web: www.sleepattheg.com.au

Twitter: #SleepAtTheG @melbcitymission

VicSuper is proud to announce it is the main corporate sponsor for Melbourne City Mission’s annual fundraising event, Sleep at the ‘G on Thursday 26th May 2016.

Through this sponsorship, VicSuper will work together with Melbourne City Mission to help deliver its promise of raising awareness on the issue of youth homelessness. Sleep at the ‘G provides the Victorian community with the opportunity to raise funds and break the cycle of disadvantage some young Victorians are facing.

Now in its fourth year, Sleep at the ’G attracts more than 1,000 participants and volunteers, who spend the night in sleeping bags on cardboard at the MCG and raise around half a million dollars to support young Victorians experiencing homelessness.

It’s a powerful and symbolic way to raise community awareness of this serious issue; around 6,000 Victorians under 25 are homeless on any given night, and just one of Melbourne City Mission's youth services, Frontyard in Melbourne, receives more than 200 requests per fortnight from young people with nowhere to sleep
Sleep at the ’G participants are provided with a cardboard box for the night as well as soup and bread rolls for dinner. There’s live music and entertainment, and a ‘movie zone’ showcasing films about homelessness.

They each pay a registration fee of $55 (early bird before 22 April), or $80 after 22 April, and are encouraged to fundraise as well, individually or with a team. The registration fee provides an entry pass, a Sleep at the ’G beanie, entertainment, cardboard box to sleep on, soup, bread rolls, coffee, tea and a light breakfast.

VicSuper’s alignment with Melbourne City Mission primarily demonstrates their commitment to corporate responsibility and mission to connect with fellow Victorians. This sponsorship comes after the great work VicSuper did back in July 2015, when they launched their Community Connect Program in Geelong that aimed to help build the financial skills and knowledge to those in the Geelong community through a number of different initiatives.

Michael Dundon, CEO of VicSuper said “We are very excited to be a part of such a unique and great initiative; homelessness is a persistent and growing problem in Victoria that has a huge impact on the Victorian community. We are committed to helping the Victorian community and being involved with events like Sleep at the ‘G is a way we demonstrate this commitment.”

Melbourne City Mission Sleep at the ’G

When: Thursday 26 May 2016. Gates open at 5pm and close at 8pm. Gates open for early bird departure from 5am on Friday 27 May.

Where: Melbourne Cricket Club Members Reserve area at the MCG. Entry via Gate 2.

Who: Melbourne City Mission with major partners Melbourne Cricket Ground, VicSuper and Melbourne Football Club. 

Cost: $55 per person for early birds (until 22 April). $80 per person after 22 April.

Info: 1800 626 572 or events@mcm.org.au

Web: www.sleepattheg.com.au

Twitter: #SleepAtTheG @melbcitymission