We have supported Social Bite throughout 2019 by engaging in a variety of fundraising activities, auctions and events with the aim of raising £10,000. The firm have also been working with Social Bite on a social media campaigns to provide the public with a ‘point of clarity’ on key issues relating to homelessness.
"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.
In Scotland, charities such as Social Bite are working to change this reality for people affected by homelessness. They are implementing an approach called Housing First. Morton Fraser are passionate about helping to eradicate homelessness as everyone should have a roof over their head. Raising money for causes just like this one, we find are essential at creating a society where everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential.
Some of the fundraising activity Morton Fraser staff have taken part in over the year included 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.
For one night, in backyards and iconic locations across the globe, employees from Morton Fraser are joining an expected 50,000 people to sleep out in unison to create the world's largest display of solidarity and support of those experiencing homelessness and displacement. If you would like to help Social Bite eradicate homelessness in Scotland, you can find out how you can donate on our team page.