Sleep at the 'G

In May a team of staff from Haileybury's City campus set itself an ambitious task to raise $10,000 for Melbourne City Mission by taking part in the initiative Sleep at the ‘G, to raise awareness and vital funds for Melbourne’s homeless youth.

Armed with their winter woolies and lively spirit, the City staff made their way to the Melbourne Cricket Ground to sleep for the night.

Haileybury staff team organiser, Lisa Lanati explained that the group were able to take along "basic needs such as a sleeping bag and pillow and, on arrival, were given a cardboard box and a meal of soup and bread."

"The experience took us away from the normal safety and comforts of home and reminded us how important it is to show compassion to those who may not be as fortunate as ourselves. 

Ms Lanati also said that the staff were overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who supported this event and donated to this important cause.

Donations came flooding in from staff, students and parents from across the whole School. In the end, $12,000 was raised by the City staff—a true testament to this wonderful Haileybury community.