Hardy Weslo crew aims to change lives and make a difference



The Weslo team (from left) Marion Reynolds, Lynn Close, Arthur Davren, Evelyn Hope and Liz Jarvis (who will be replaced by Jennifer Main)
The Weslo team (from left) Marion Reynolds, Lynn Close, Arthur Davren, Evelyn Hope and Liz Jarvis (who will be replaced by Jennifer Main)

A hardy team from Weslo Housing Management aims to make a difference by taking part in the world’s biggest sleep out on December 9 in West Princes Street Gardens.

The event, the brainchild of Social Bite co-founder, Josh Littlejohn MBE, will see 9000 people sleep rough in the park to raise much needed funds to assist in Social Bite’s plan to put a national framework in place that looks to provide people with housing, job opportunities and the support they need to get back on their feet.

Lynne Close, who is one of the participants, said: “I think we are all in agreement that we want to experience sleeping out in order that we can fully appreciate what it feels like to be homeless and what a homeless person has to go through on a daily basis. We all know that any one of us could fall on hard times at any time and be in this position.”

The team will be holding a series of events in the run up to their big challenge with the aim of raising £3000 for this very worthy cause. Hopefully they’ll still be jumping with glee after braving the unpredictable Scottish weather and we’re sure there’ll be lots of great stories to share.

To see how the team are doing in reaching their goal or to contribute, please click here.

For more information on Sleep in the Park, click here.

Is your organisation taking part in Sleep in the Park? Scottish Housing News would like to know! Contact the Editor on kieran@scottishnews.com.



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