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Glasgow students stage ‘sleep out’ to fight homelessness

Students at Glasgow Clyde College are to brave the elements by staging a ‘sleep out’ in order to raise money and awareness for Glasgow’s homeless. 

The group of up to 40 staff and students will sleep rough overnight to raise money for homeless charity Lodging House. 

Organisers have raised more than £2000 so far with a week still to go for anyone interested in supporting the important work of the charity.  

Glasgow Clyde College students organise sleep out to support the homeless.

Lodging House is based in Glasgow and provide essential services for rough sleepers such as free food at their drop In Centre on East Campbell Street. 

They also provide showers, telephone, laundry and internet services as well as support staff and educational programs. 

Irene Newall, the lecturer that is organising the event, said:

“We wanted to highlight the suffering of Glasgow’s homeless and show how difficult it is to sleep rough, we thought that if we did even one night to raise money and awareness It would be massively beneficial for the cause and lodging houses mission.

“Assistant principle Robert Anderson has backed this event 100% and we now have students, staff and family involved, donations have been coming in fast and furious with over £2000 pledged so far.”  

The event will be held on the 9th of November from 8pm till Saturday the 10th of November at 8am at the Langside Campus.  

Anyone interested in getting involved to help Glasgow’s rough sleepers can do so by sending an email to irenenewall@hotmail.co.uk. 

 

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