WITH nothing more than concrete and a piece of cardboard to sleep on, managing partner with Morse Accounting Services, Justin Enright, experienced first hand what life on the street is really like.
He spent Thursday night sleeping rough in a bid to raise awareness for the homeless, and money for St Vincent de Paul who assist them.
It was literally the coldest night of the year, when Mr Enright slept on the concrete at White Bay Cruise Terminal in Sydney as part of the 2019 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
It's the third time he's been part of the annual event, which he said gives him time to reflect about what's important in life.
During the evening the group meet with people who live rough, who share their stories, which Mr Enright said was both courageous on their part and confronting.
"It really makes you think about the things we take for granted," he said.
He said he supports the fundraiser because more than 116,000 Australians experience homelessness every night, and 32 per cent are children.
"That's a reality I'm not comfortable with," he said.
This year he's hoping to raise $7,500 which will go towards crisis accommodation options for families and individuals. Donations can be made online at www.ceosleepout.org.au and search for Justin Enright.