Weʼre raising £200 to To help feed & keep homeless people warm over Christmas.
- Cardross, United Kingdom
- Social welfare
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Like most of the people I know with young families, my kids thankfully have no real concept of the humble beginnings our families came from. They get a right good giggle out the stories of single ends in Baltic St Bridgeton & their Papa sharing a room & kitchen with his family of 12 & an ootside lavvy for 8 houses! "We got a lump of coal aff Santa" & all that rubbish! In a single generation gap I have brought them up so far removed from that life yet still managed to raise them to appreciate what we have & to be both empathetic as well as sympathetic towards others less fortunate. I was half joking when I asked them if they wanted to come up the town with me on the Friday they finish school before Christmas & sleep out on the street to feed the people with some of ma stoatin hame made ham & veg soup passed down from those Baltic St days when it fed my dad & all his brothers & sisters! Low & behold they are both more than up for it so the plan is to make a couple of big pots, get all the reduced loafs out ASDA we can carry on the way up the road, then pitch up somewhere in the town, probably George Square or just off it, & see if we can fill the bellies of as many of those poor cold souls as possible before we either get told to leave by Strathclyde's finest! or we freeze! Its too easy to disregard the homeless as junkies & alkies that will just make more bad choices with whatever charity they receive but scratch the surface these days & you find more often than not they are victims of a faceless bureaucracy, sanctioned for this reason or that and cut off! If we can raise a couple of bob in the process between now & then I would also go via the Outdoor place in Clydebank & get as many sleeping bags, hats, gloves or other useful winter stuff to pass out to them as possible & of course will upload the proceedings to let all you good people see where the boodles going so you know I'm not sat in my snug with a nice malt half cut at your expense ;-) Thanks all xxx
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Nov 7, 2016
Well done kids! :) ... Love Michael, Sarah, Leonie & Archie x
Oct 30, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
Great idea all the best!
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