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December 9th 2010
 


A successful charity campaign that raises money for homelessness projects by targeting restaurant customers is extending its fundraising scheme to include hotels during the winter holiday months.

StreetSmart is an innovative yet simple fundraising programme that asks diners at participating restaurants to contribute to homelessness projects by adding an extra £1 to their bill.

Martin Irons, of StreetSmart Scotland, said, "It's such a simple gesture to add a voluntary £1 to the bill and yet the results can change lives." Since it was established in 1998, StreetSmart has raised £4.2million for the homeless. Participating restaurants in Glasgow include Gamba, Guys and The Living Room.

The spin-off campaign, SleepSmart, was launched in November and will run throughout December. Running alongside StreetSmart, SleepSmart asks guests at some of the UK's top hotels to add £1 to their bill. The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh is among those participating in the initiative.

Deutsche Bank is covering the administrative costs of both projects, ensuring that every £1 donated by restaurant and hotel guests is spent on homelessness projects.

 
 
 

December 2010

 

Contents

Redefining the homeless

Scotland's Housing Bill is now law

Homeless services funding under threat in London

Councils call for fairer funding

Disease hits Canada's homeless

Cut for revenge?

Pressure against squatters increases

Folding housing

Homeless checkout

£6m employment academy for homeless

Poncho continues

Santa on the street

Canadian police found guilty of misconduct to homeless

Bumfighter turns life around

Faith in humanity

Diners and guests donate

Channel 4 slammed over scenes of teenage heroin use

Escalating demand for beds in Aberdeen

UK Housing Minister looks to Scottish example with squatters

Housing Bill heralded as a victory

New initiative to fund homeless accommodation

Trump tightens grip on Aberdeenshire land

BCC deny charging homeless for B&B

As the mercury drops...

The Insatiable Moon

Pounding The Pavement(s)

Gatekeeping at BCC

Heroin 'drought' alert

Vocal critic

Bite the hand?

Street Shield 19: The answers!

 

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