SafeDeposits Scotland raises more than £900 for Rock Trust

Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland brought together professionals from across the private rented sector to raise more than £900 for Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity, the Rock Trust.

SafeDeposits Scotland raises more than £900 for Rock Trust

Carol Bradburn, client account manager at SafeDeposits Scotland (left), and Frances Kelsey, grants and corporate fundraising co-ordinator, Rock Trust

Held on July 5 at Glasgow’s Committee Room No 9, a quiz was attended by more than 80 letting agents from across the central belt. The team from Let Link Services, a property management provider based in Bathgate and Larkhall, emerged victorious.

The Rock Trust is a charity that works with individuals between the ages of 16 and 25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. It offers advice and guidance to ensure those moving into adulthood can make positive decisions that will help them avoid or move away from homelessness.

Mike Smith, tenant team manager at SafeDeposits Scotland and quizmaster on the night, said: “It’s important to us that as an organisation, we do what we can to support causes and people to secure quality and stable accommodation. Raising such a fantastic sum for the Rock Trust is a source of real pride for everyone who attended.

“Although a great time was had by all on the night, the real success will be seeing the money raised put to use in the vital work that the Rock Trust does. We hope it can go some way to improving the lives of vulnerable young people.”

Kate Polson, CEO at Rock Trust, added: “Support of this kind is what makes our work possible, enabling us to help over 400 young people every year to move on from homelessness or avoid it altogether.

“We are incredibly grateful to SafeDeposits Scotland for organising such a successful and enjoyable fundraiser and look forward to continuing to work with them to improve the life chances of young people.”

Through its Charitable Trust, SafeDeposits Scotland regularly awards funding to organisations and projects designed to raise standards in the PRS. Recently, Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice Bureau was given more than £38,000 to help tenants better understand their rights and responsibilities, with the aim of minimising evictions and reducing homelessness.

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