Bosses to brave elements

As part of the 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout, chief executives will spend a night out in the cold to raise money for homelessness across Australia.

Belmont-based St Vincent de Paul Society chief executive Mark Fitzpatrick said he was confident that this year was going to be another record breaker.

�We are lucky to have so many community and business leaders in WA who support this event and are passionate about raising awareness around homelessness and helping people doing it tough,� he said.

�I have been spending much of my time in the past few weeks meeting prominent business leaders and encouraging them to get involved in what is often a life-changing experience.�

He said there were 105,237 people experiencing homelessness every night across Australia.

�Currently about 10,000 people are experiencing homelessness in WA and the majority of people experiencing homelessness are under the age of 35 � people in the prime of their life who have become trapped in a cycle of disadvantage,� he said.