MacRoberts MP braves the cold for Social Bite’s CEO Sleepout
Armed with only a sleeping bag each, John MacMillan, MacRoberts managing partner and Laura Wilson, the firm’s marketing director will brave a cold December night to help raise vital funds for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people.
Along with at least 100 other Scottish business leaders the pair will meet at 7pm in Charlotte Square in Edinburgh on the 15 December and spend the night outside until 7am the next day.
The money is being raised to help break the cycle of homelessness in Scotland by supporting Social Bite’s plan to build a village for 20 homeless individuals to live for 12 months. The village will aim to not only provide a roof over their heads but also provide vital opportunities to help people get back on their feet for good.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, said of the event: “Tackling homelessness is a priority for the Scottish Government and we collaborate closely with local government and a range of national and local partners to work towards ensuring everyone has access to a warm and safe place to stay.
“Social Bite has done incredible work to help homeless people in Scotland by giving them the opportunity to work in their cafes and restaurants. The money raised from this event will go towards their groundbreaking new homeless village which will help break the cycle of homelessness. I look forward to meeting all those taking part in the sleepout and hearing of their experience.”
Mr MacMillan added: “At the end of the night we get to go home to our warm homes and families. Thousands of people in Scotland don’t. If this event can help raise awareness and vital funds for some of the most vulnerable people in our country then I am delighted to be involved.”
A just giving page has been set up for anyone who would like to donate to this worthy cause.