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Lower Eyre Peninsula Community Sleepout

Tuesday July 11 2017

Join us at the Community Sleepout

Business leaders and members of the community are invited to sign up and sleepout at the

Vinnies Lower Eyre Peninsula Community Sleepout

Tuesday July 11 2017

Port Lincoln Racecourse

Proper Bay Road Port Lincoln

Participant Information

Registration Form

Sleepout Flyer

You can help people in your community and raise funds for Vinnies in the Lower Eyre Peninsula, by taking part in the 2017 Community Sleepout.

The funds you raise will go directly to support people in need in your community, supporting Fred’s Van in Port Lincoln.  Fred’s Van has been in operation in Port Lincoln since November 2011 at the Catholic Church hall, approximately 7,000 meals have been served in that time.   

Fred’s Van is run solely by volunteers using funds that are raised at the Sleepout.  Each year, over 130 volunteers are directly involved in the purchasing, preparing and serving food for Fred’s Van on Sunday evenings.  The volunteers come from all parts of our community. The people from our community who come to Fred’s Van each Sunday are looking for food, a hot drink, some warmth on a chilly night and a nice conversation and sense of community.  Our volunteers often pull up a chair and sit with the people we assist to share a bowl of soup and lend an ear.  What we offer is an hour of respite and a chance to have a great meal amongst a caring community.

All participants in the sleepout are asked to raise a minimum of $200 for the St Vincent de Paul Society by gaining sponsorship and donations.  All funds raised in the sleepout are used for the good works of the Society in the local community.

Register online at

Download a copy of the registration form or collect from:      

Vinnies Family Centre

10 Edinburgh Street Port Lincoln

Peter Ryan 0473 583 337

Jeff Browne   0477 199 066


Port Lincoln Hotel

1 Lincoln Highway Port Lincoln

Telephone 8621 2000




2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Each year on a cold winter’s night in June, a group of like-minded CEOs, senior managers and leaders from all sectors join together to raise funds and awareness on the reality of homelessness in Australia.

This year in South Australia, we will be gathering in the grounds of Government House on 29 June and joined by our host for the evening’s proceedings, Kate Ceberano.

Last year’s event raised nearly $630,000 helping the Society provide 17,155 nights of safe sleep to men experiencing homelessness, 40,000 meals through our Fred’s Van service, as well as supporting over 50,000 other people at risk of homelessness through Vinnies programs and services in SA.

There is still much to do and this year, Vinnies SA has made a conscious decision to become more involved in assisting women in crisis.

You don't need to be a CEO to get involved. Visit the Vinnies CEO Sleepout website to register or find out more, or you can read our event fact sheet here.


Winter appeal

Through fundraising and donor generosity we can ensure men, women and children are provided with the right support and a hand up when times are tough. It is only through the kindness of our generous donors that we are able to continue our good works to over 50,000 people each year across SA.

  • $15 can pay for a day’s meals for a family struggling to put food on the table
  • $30 can provide someone a bed for a night in one of our crisis accommodation services
  • $40 can provide a blanket or quilt for a child on a cold winter's night
  • $80 can pay for a course in life skills such as cooking, preparing for job interviews or basic computer skills at TAFE

Other ways you can get involved include...

Community fundraising events

Charity Dinners, Fun Runs, Cake Stalls, Morning Teas, Trivia Nights and BBQs are among the many activities to choose from when considering to fundraise for Vinnies. However don’t let these ideas limit your creativity sometimes the biggest fundraisers come from the most unique ideas.

Online fundraising

Fundraising online is a quick and easy way to gain support for your unique fundraising idea (for example you might like to collect donations instead of receiving a birthday or Christmas present!).  We can help you to set-up and build your online personal or team fundraising page and start promoting your fundraising idea!

Organise your own event

Looking to host your own event such as a charity dinner or morning tea – contact our fundraising team and we can help to get you started. Call 08 8112 8700 or email

Join an existing event

You have signed up to a local charity run or cycling challenge and want to fundraise while you train? We can help you to set up your own personal fundraising page and start training!

Host a Vinnies School or Community Sleepout

Vinnies School and Community Sleepouts provide a unique insight into the complex issues that people experiencing homelessness face; issues which are often overlooked and misunderstood by the wider community. Our fundraising team can assist by helping you plan for your sleepout event. Email your details to  or download our Community Sleepout Information Kit here



Don’t forget that we are here to help you on your fundraising journey!
Call us with your questions on (08) 8112 8700 or email