Scaffidi to sleep rough

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LISA SCAFFIDI is the first-ever female mayor in WA to sign-up for Vinnie’s CEO sleep-out.

The Perth lord mayor will spend a night sleeping rough at the WACA to raise funds for the homeless charity.

The annual sleep-out—first held in Sydney in 2006 —is on June 20. Previous female participants include Bayswater city council CEO Francesca Lefante. Of 105 CEOs signed up this year, 22 are women.

Other high-profile CEOs preparing to huddle in their sleeping bags and beanies include Dale Alcock, Andrew Forrest and Barry Felstead.

Ms Scaffidi, who hopes to raise $5000, says she’d been keen to sleep rough two years ago but had been out of the state.

“I think this will be an eye-opener for me and other first-time participants.”

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