Final call for participants for ‘Sleep Rough Night’ at Skypark in support of Glasgow’s homeless
The Marie Trust, the charity that provides crisis intervention for people sleeping rough in Glasgow, has announced that so far 39 participants have signed up to take part in its first ‘sleep rough for 1 night so other people don’t have to’.
The ‘sleep rough night’ will be held in Skypark’s car park on Friday 20th May 2016 and the charity is making a final call for participants to raise funds.
Crisis intervention for people sleeping rough includes showers, toiletries, clothing, food and sleeping bags. The charity hopes to raise £4000 to help maintain vital day centre services with every penny used to help disadvantaged people in Glasgow.
This event will not duplicate what it is really like to sleep rough in Glasgow but will give a small taster of what so many vulnerable people have to endure. It is a lonely and dangerous life for Glasgow’s homeless and The Marie Trust believes everyone has the right to a better life.
Catherine Lavery, fundraiser for The Marie Trust, said: “We have had great response with 39 participants signing up so far. If anyone is interested in taking part on the night please get in touch with me urgently by email to CLavery@themarietrust.org.uk.”
Alasdair Roy of Bilfinger GVA, Skypark’s estates manager, commented on how the business community is supporting the event: “It’s great that so many participants have stepped up to raise vital funds for the Charity’s sleep rough night. Skypark has a team 13 from Fleet Alliance and Travel2 taking part and is donating the car park so as participants will have a safe and sheltered place to spend the night.”
It costs £20 to register and participants are asked to raise a minimum fundraising level of £120. Every penny raised will be used to help the Glasgow charity help local Glasgow people.
The ‘Rough Night’ is supported by Skypark and McDonalds Restaurant (Finnieston Street) – providing a hot drink at bedtime and breakfast in the morning.
To sign up please contact Catherine Lavery, Fundraiser - The Marie Trust