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Support our Wee Sleep Out!

26 November 2019

On Saturday 7th December our Sixth Year pupils are hosting their own High School of Glasgow Sleep Out!

The event, organised by the school's Charities Committee, is part of SocialBite's Wee Sleep Out and World's Big Sleep Out fundraising events that are taking place all over the world. 

Over 40 Sixth Year pupils have signed up to give up their bed for the night to raise money and awareness for those who have no other choice. 

The Charities Committee met with Alice Thompson, co-founder of SocialBite, and are committed to raising as much money as possible for this amazing cause. 

Committee member Noor Alhasso said, “After meeting Alice Thompson we realised as a committee that this was a charity that supported an often over looked cause. Once we learnt about the current situation in Glasgow, we felt motivated to do our part in trying to end homelessness.

The school committee have organised a series of events to keep pupils entertained throughout the night including Alice herself attending to talk about the SocialBite movement to eradicate homelessness.

Sleep in the Park is an event that has been running since 2016 when 350 of the country’s business leaders took part in Social Bite’s CEO Sleepout, raising £550,000. In 2017, 8,000 people slept out in Princes Street Gardens. Sleep in the Park grew in 2018, when 10,000 people slept outside in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen; raising £3,650,000 towards ending homelessness. This year, Social Bite are getting the world involved, with over 50,000 people across 50 towns and cities taking part.

The money and awareness raised through these events have brought about real change and have helped in starting to tackle the root issues of homelessness.

If you would like to help raise money for this amazing cause, please sponsor our event here:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/high-school-of-glasg

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