Edinburgh office raise over £10,000 for homeless charity

Cheque handover outside FreshStart

The team in our Edinburgh office were thrilled to present a cheque for £10,040.86 to their local charity partner Fresh Start.

Edinburgh charity Fresh Start help people who have been homeless establish themselves in a new home. They provide:

  • Starter packs including basic essential household goods to help set up a new home;
  • Hit Squads where volunteers help tenants to decorate two rooms in their new home;
  • A training initiative to help people get back into the workplace.

Our staff have been busy raising money throughout the year with fundraising events including bake sales, running in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and walking an incredible 26 miles along the John Muir Way from the Edinburgh office at 160 Causewayside to North Berwick. This is the second year the office have supported the charity.

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Edinburgh office walk John Muir for charity group picture

Gordon Dalyell, Partner at the Digby Brown Edinburgh office said:

“Fresh Start offers those in need the facilities and skills to help break the cycle of homelessness. The team in Edinburgh have really enjoyed organising fundraising events to raise money for this remarkable charity.”

Biddy Kelly, Managing Director at Fresh Start said:

“We are absolutely delighted that the Digby Brown Edinburgh office chose Fresh Start as their local charity to raise vital funds for. Over the last two years, the staff team have been innovative in their approach to raising such a staggering amount of money and we cannot thank them enough for their commitment to our cause. 

"All of the money raised will go towards the direct service costs that help some of the most vulnerable people across Edinburgh, at a time when they need it the most, by providing them with the social and practical support they need to move forward with their lives.”

For more information on Fresh Start and the support they provide please visit their website http://www.freshstartweb.org.uk/ or find them on Twitter or Facebook.