EDINBURGH: Help the homeless this Christmas

This post is aimed at any Edinburgh Guidey-Scouting folks.

I’ve been informed tonight by someone who works for The Bethany Christian Trust that the Bethany Winter Care Shelter is currently experiencing an unprecedented number of rough sleepers. This means that their stock of blankets and sleeping bags is running low and they are struggling to meet demand.

If you as an individual or your unit has any sleeping bags or blankets in decent condition to spare, please do consider donating them to Bethany so they can pass it on to someone in need of it.

Donations of sleeping bags and blankets (no duvets please) should be handed into


Bethany Warehouse
40 Jane Street


8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Also, if your unit is looking to help children, The Big Issue is doing a shoebox collection for the children of The Big Issue sellers. They are looking to get 61 shoe boxes for following age groups:

19 x Age 1-5
14 x Age 6-10
27 x Age 11-16

If you can fill a shoebox with goodies for one of those age groups, it would be much appreciated.

Suggestions for what you can put in the shoebox are:
-unperishable sweets
-toys and games
– hygiene products (toothbrush, shower gels)
-clothing or accessories (hats, gloves)
-colouring books and pencils
-Christmas Card, books

It is requested that you don’t make the gifts gender specific.

Shoeboxes can be handed into

The Big Issue Office
31 Queensferry Street

Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturdays 10a.m.-12 p.m.

before Saturday 19th December


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