The Event - CEO Sleep out
I am joining a few hundred others to sleep in Charlotte Square in
Edinburgh on the night of December 15th to raise money for Social Bite.
Social Bite is an incredible charity in Scotland that owns a chain of
sandwich shops in Scotland that train and employ homeless staff. Social
Bite are raising money to build purpose built homes in Granton for up to
20 people who will have with access to counselling, addiction therapy
and budgeting advice – for up to a year before moving on to more
Why I am taking part
I am aware that I live a rather privileged existence where I have the gift of choice, however I am not naive enough to believe that everyone is as fortunate or that everyone has access to the same opportunities or support that myself and other are so privileged to have benefited from.
I have always been very aware that a home is something a lot of us take for granted, yet something that so many do not have and need so badly. For some they just need one person, business or organization to give them a helping hand, to see them and recognize that that there are 100's of reasons someone is homeless and 100's of reason they may need our help.