Glasgow office raise over £14,000 for Simon Community Scotland

Glasgow Charity Cheque Handover

Last year, our Glasgow team nominated Simon Community Scotland, a local homeless charity, as their charity partner for 2018. They were delighted to hand over a cheque for £14,114.84 as a result of their year-long fundraising efforts.

Simon Community Scotland tackle head on the causes and effects of homelessness and provide vital services like their 24/7 support helpline, outreach and drop-in hub, residential accommodation and housing support.

But this doesn’t happen without securing ongoing funding and support from communities around them.

Throughout the year, our Glasgow office have given up their time to organise and deliver some exciting fundraising efforts including raffles, sweepstakes and bake sales.

A notable fundraiser was the race night which raised over £2,000 alone for the charity. However, the most rewarding aspect was the weekend our staff volunteered at the charity's warehouse where they sorted through donations to be re-distributed to the homeless.

Digby Brown Glasgow volunteering at Simon Community Scotland Warehouse

Kirsten Smith, CSR Manager at Digby Brown said: “Staff in our Glasgow office have really enjoyed fundraising and volunteering for Simon Community Scotland over the last year.

“We hope that the funds raised will help the tremendous work they do in our community to combat the causes and effects of homelessness.”

Jenna Ingram, Volunteering Coordinator at Simon Community Scotland said: “We would like to give a huge thank you to Digby Brown for their fantastic fundraising, awareness raising and volunteer support over the past year.

“We are absolutely delighted to receive £14,114.84 which will fund our Donation Warehouse, the Youth Homelessness Prevention service 'Nightstop', and a significant contribution to developing the Streetreads project in Glasgow.

“Thank you for organising the fundraising events throughout the year, the donation collections, the volunteer days and awareness raising presentations.

“Every employee from Digby Brown who have engaged with us have been professional, passionate about our services, and determined to make a meaningful contribution that will benefit as many service users as possible. We cannot thank them enough!"