Sleep Rough Night raises 4k for Glasgow’s homeless
The Marie Trust has hailed the success of its first sleep rough night which raised £4,000 for vital Day Centre services with every penny used to help homeless people in Glasgow.
Over 40 people slept over night on Friday 20th May in Skypark’s car park for the charity, which provides crisis intervention for people sleeping rough in the city.
McDonalds in Finnieston Street provided a hot drink at bedtime and breakfast in the morning.
The event did not try to duplicate what it is really like to sleep rough in Glasgow but aimed to 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: “Thank you to everyone that took part and in supporting the Marie Trust. Every penny raised will go directly to provide vital day care services for Glasgow’s homeless people. If anyone is interested in donating to the event or volunteering to support the Marie Trust please get in touch by emailing CLavery@themarietrust.org.uk.”