Thousands raised in mass Sleep Out


21st December 2018

Over £15,000 has been raised for Social Bite after a team of volunteers from Thorntons Solicitors fundraised and took part in this year’s Sleep in the Park events in Dundee and Edinburgh.

The group of 100 including Thorntons’ colleagues, friends and family joined 12,000 others across four cities on Saturday 8 December to raise money to help end homelessness in Scotland. Thorntons was also a proud sponsor of a sleep zone at the event this year too. 

Funds were raised by Thorntons from dress down days, office bake offs, quiz nights and generous pledge donations for the sleep out.

Kathleen-Erin Lawson, Associate at Thorntons who took part in the Sleep Out, said: “Sleep in the Park was an eye opening experience for the team who took part in Edinburgh and Dundee and we of course had the benefit of decent sleeping bags and the knowledge it was only one cold night to get through.

“Social Bite has been a neighbour to our Edinburgh office for a number of years so we all felt a connection to the charity and have been impressed how they have brought the issue Scottish homelessness to the fore. I am really delighted Thorntons decided to become a major sponsor this year and it feels great that we have together managed to raise such a great total to contribute to what Social Bite is trying to achieve. 

Josh Littlejohn, Co-founder of Social Bite, said: "10,000 people chose to sleep out on the 8th of December, raising both money and their voices to fuel change in Scotland. Once again mass public attention in Scotland shone onto the solvable issue of homelessness.

“I am personally so grateful for the continued support of Thorntons Law who organised teams of participants in Dundee and Edinburgh - huge thanks to everyone who took part or who supported the range of fundraising activities that took place in Thorntons Law offices."

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