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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.