Jesse leads the way at BEDS 2012 Icy Sleep out

Jesse Roberts, our young and up and coming Sales Consultant at our Aspendale Gardens office, was a guest speaker and participated in the BEDS 2012 winter sleep out last Wednesday at the Bendigo Town Hall and Civic Gardens.

Run by St. Luke’s Anglicare, the Bendigo Executive and Director Sleepout (BEDS) is a fundraising event that invites business and community leaders to pay for the privilege of shivering under the stars on a freezing winter’s night.

It raises thousands of dollars each year for St Luke’s youth homeless programs, and helps to highlight the issue of homelessness, particularly in Bendigo, and achieve further optimistic outcomes for the city’s young people.

Jesse’s life has taken him from a teenager sleeping in front of the Kangaroo Flat library on a sub-zero winter’s night to selling prestigious homes in Keysborough’s Waterways estate. So last Wednesday, he donated his time and drove to Bendigo after work and spoke to a group of CEOs and business owners who had decided to spend the night in swags, tents and cardboard boxes about the challenges that a young homeless person can face and overcoming those challenges against the odds.

Jesse’s speech wowed all in attendance and was truly inspiring. He then took his place amongst those sleeping out in the cold and gave the hotel room arranged for him by St. Luke’s to a homeless youth so they could experience comfort for at least one night.

All at McDonald Real Estate are proud of what Jesse continues to achieve in and away from Real Estate and congratulate him on his involvement with BEDS 2012.