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Regional Director sleeps rough

By: Emily Durbridge

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers

  12.47 PM 16 August, 2013

Location: General

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Last night, Gippsland Regional Director Mark Potter slept rough for charity – and survived zero degrees.

Along with around 50 leaders of industry, business and government, Mark slept rough at Lardner Park near Warragul, following a month-long campaign to raise much needed funds and awareness for Lifeline Gippsland.

Events of the night consisted of a shared dinner and presentations delivered by Lifeline Gippsland about the vital work they do in the community, including programs around stress, depression, mental health and suicide.

Mark was glad for his thermal sleeping bag and swag, with temperatures reaching a chilly zero degrees overnight. Apparently, there was a ‘no body parts outside the swag’ rule enforced to ensure maximum warmth during the night!

Thank you to everyone in the CFA family who contributed to Mark’s fundraising campaign, both from Gippsland and HQ, who collectively raised just under $900 for the cause.

As Mark heads home for a hot shower this morning, organisers from the Commonwealth Bank at the Warragul branch are celebrating the success of the event - more than $32,000 was raised for Lifeline Gippsland.

Last Updated: 16 August 2013