Morton Fraser will support the charity throughout the year by engaging in a variety of fundraising activities, auctions and events with the aim of raising £10,000.
The firm will also work with Social Bite on a social media campaign to provide the public with a ‘point of clarity’ on key issues relating to homelessness.
Some of the fundraising activity Morton Fraser staff will take part in over the year include the ‘Gung Ho’ 5km inflatable obstacle course, The Kiltwalk, and Rough Runner obstacle course as well as in-office activities such as bake sales and raffles. Morton Fraser staff will also take part in Social Bite’s official organised fundraiser in December.
Maggie Moodie, Chairman at Morton Fraser, said: “We’re thrilled to take part in Social Bite’s mission to end homelessness across Scotland, not only through a year of activities and events, but also by using the expertise of both organisations to collaborate on a shared message.
“When we were choosing our charity partner for this year, it became clear that we all felt passionately about supporting our local community, and that’s exactly what Social Bite does.”
Edinburgh-based charity Social Bite started as a small cafe on Rose Street in 2013, and quickly became a valued respite for the homeless community. Six years on, Social Bite now serves 140,000 items of food and drink per year across six locations to thousands of customers, as well as housing residents at the Social Bite Village – giving them pathways into employment and permanent housing.
Social Bite Founder, Josh Littlejohn MBE, commented: “We are delighted to have been selected as Morton Fraser’s charity partner for 2019. We believe that a collaborative approach to eradicating homelessness in Scotland can provide the best possible support to the most vulnerable amongst the community.
“Morton Fraser’s support will add expertise and enthusiasm for our overall effort to eradicate homelessness in Scotland, and we’re looking forward to increasing levels of awareness around homelessness with their help.”