Miss Scotland finalist to use artistic talents to raise money for Shelter Scotland
A multi-disciplinary artist from Edinburgh who recently graduated with a BA in 3D Design has turned her talents to raise funds to help people facing bad housing and homelessness.
Rosalind Main, 22, has distributed street art installations around Edinburgh during the festival, done a charity walk and held cake sale days with family and friends. She also got her employer – Henderson’s of Edinburgh - to donate 50p from each sale of its Healthy Cheer Pot range sold during the festival.
So far Rosalind has raised £500, all of which will be donated to Shelter Scotland to help people facing bad housing and homelessness.
Rosalind chose to raise funds for Shelter Scotland as part of her programme of activities to support her bid to become Miss Scotland 2016, for which she is a finalist. The finals are in Glasgow today.
Rosalind said: “Shelter Scotland is dear to my heart. I have worked as a volunteer in the charity’s Stockbridge shop and so it was an easy choice.
“As well as raising funds, I have been using my art to help raise awareness of homelessness and bad housing. During the festival I installed a toy house on pavements and different locations across Edinburgh with slogans about the challenges we face in tackling homelessness.
“I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about homelessness. Then I realised I am somebody. And I promised myself to make a difference and to help Shelter Scotland so that it can carry on its great work of helping homeless and badly housed people.”
Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, said: “We are immensely grateful that Rosalind chose to raise funds for Shelter Scotland and thank her for helping to raise awareness of homelessness.
“We wish her all the best in Friday’s Miss Scotland competition.”