Generous landlords offer to donate flats for homeless people
Two generous Dundee landlords have offered to donate some of their flats to homeless people in a collaboration with the charity Social Bite.
Graeme and Leanne Carling are making units from their property stock in Tayside available to house people free of charge.
As corporate sponsors of the Dundee event, the Carlings have already donated £5,000 and for every £2,500 more that their team raise, PRS Group will house homeless people free for a year, up to a maximum of eight people.
Graeme said: “We didn’t hesitate to back Sleep in the Park Dundee. Not only did we want to sleep out, we wanted to put some of our units to good use and offer accommodation free of charge to homeless people for a year."
“The more we raise in money, the more people we can house.”
Saturday’s Sleep in the Park event was one of four held across Scotland, in a bid to raise £6million to help eradicate homelessness.
In Dundee, about 1,500 participants slept out in the open with only sleeping bags and mats for comfort to experience what life is like for people without a roof over their heads.
More than 10,000 people took part in sleep-outs across Scotland on the same night and nationally, £3.2 million has been raised so far, with fundraising continuing up until Christmas Eve.
Social Bite founder Josh Littlejohn said: “We’re delighted to be working with Graeme and Leanne on both Sleep in the Park Dundee and their offer to provide free accommodation for the homeless.”