On Thursday the 18th of June, Philip Tillman, Managing Director of CQS GRC Solutions will be braving the cold and sleeping under the stars for the night to raise awareness for South Africa’s most vulnerable children. Philip together with CEO’s from other leading organisations will be taking part in the 702 Sun International CEO Sleepout. The aim of the CEO Sleepout is to put executives in an environment that is beyond their comfort zone and see what it feels like to live in someone else’s shoes, challenging them to explore the reality of homelessness. This global movement not only raises funds and awareness for those less fortunate but also creates empathy for homeless youth.

As a company we are strongly committed to giving back to South Africa and are proud to be part of this great initiative. We realise that business needs to play a part in changing the lives of vulnerable youth in South Africa and this initiative was a great opportunity for us to have a huge impact on the lives of children that are less fortunate. Philip has risen to the challenge and will be spending one night out in the cold so that many children won’t need to. We ask you to support him for this great cause and make a donation by clicking here.

Every donation counts, no matter how big or small. A donation of R150 will provide food for a week to a child. Donations from this initiative will be going to Girls and Boys Town, whose mission is “Creating opportunities for youth to grow and develop into responsible citizens, able to contribute to family and community life in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, equality and solidarity with others.” Read more about Girls and Boys Town here

We will also be posting updates about this initiative on our social media platforms and would love for you to interact with us and give Philip some moral support using these # tags #risetothechallenge #TheCEOSleepoutZA #CQS

Philip also chatted to Bruce Whitfield on the 702 Money Show about his participation in the CEO Sleepout, have a listen here if you missed it.