17 Jun '11, 3am

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and 1,000 CEOs slept outside in sleeping bags to raise money for the homeless

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and 1,000 CEOs slept outside in sleeping bags to raise money for the homeless

Mr Rudd braved the winter cold to join 1,000 of the nation's top business leaders for a night sleeping rough to raise cash for the homeless. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SYDNEY - AUSTRALIAN Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd braved the winter cold to join 1,000 of the nation's top business leaders for a night sleeping rough to raise cash for the homeless. The heads of some of Australia's major banks, law firms, airlines and mining companies camped for the night with little more than a sleeping bag and the clothes on their backs for the annual 'CEO Sleepout' on Thursday night. The event raised almost A$4 million (S$5.2 million) for homeless charity St Vincent de Paul, with Commonwealth Bank chief Ralph Norris topping the fund-raisers with A$127,000 in donations. 'It went surprisingly well. I'm sure I'm going to feel the aches over the balance of the day and my toes are a little cold and fing...

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