Mayor Paul Pisasale.
Mayor Paul Pisasale. File

Pisasale on Monday: CEO Sleepout raised $800k

I WAS honoured to participate in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout at Southbank last week.

I joined 1247 business, political and community leaders nationwide and slept through a rough, cold night to raise much-needed funds to combat homelessness.

In Queensland we raised nearly $800,000 for this important cause and generated a huge amount of community awareness.

Homelessness is a national tragedy and can strike anyone doing it tough.

Congratulations to the St Vincent de Paul Society for organising such a terrific event. On behalf of all Ipswich residents, thank you for the important work you do in our community.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was last Thursday and Ipswich City Council teamed up with Ipswich and West Moreton Seniors' Services Network for a special day showcasing various local services over a morning tea at the Civic Centre.

It was great to see so many people coming together to tackle this important problem.

A huge congratulations to Alice and Ian De Villiers on celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary last Monday.

What an amazing achievement. We should all be so lucky to enjoy such an enduring love.

It was my pleasure to join local Federal MP Shayne Neumann at the 45th birthday celebrations of the Ipswich Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Social Centre.

This centre does amazing work supporting ex-service men and women who have been permanently incapacitated as a result of injuries sustained in the service of our country.

These folks have made a huge sacrifice to keep Australia safe and it's terrific that there's a local group working so hard to provide a place where they are always welcome.



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