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28/05/2014

Today’s member wholesaler JW Filshill raises £10,000 to help the homeless

Glasgow-based Today’s member wholesaler, JW Filshill has raised an impressive £10,000 for homeless charity, Shelter Scotland. Over 30 volunteers joined Filshill’s managing director, Simon Hannah, to sleep overnight in the car park at the company’s headquarters at Hillington. Simon, who decided to take action to support Shelter Scotland after realising the extent of the homelessness problem, was supported by Filshill staff, customers, colleagues, suppliers and friends.

filshill shelter“Sleeping rough is something most of us would never want to experience and none of us can possibly imagine the stress of having to find somewhere to sleep, and stay warm and dry, every single night,” said Simon.

“The Big Sleep Out was a challenge but if the money raised can go some way to getting people off the streets, then our efforts have been worth it. I would like to thank my colleagues, local retailers and our customers who have supported us to raise £10,000. I really hope that this money will help Shelter Scotland to continue its great work”.

Money raised by JW Filshill will go towards various Shelter Scotland initiatives, including the Glasgow Families Project, which steps in to help out after a local authority has rehoused homeless families.

Colette Aitchison, Glasgow hubs manager for Shelter Scotland, said: “We thank JW Filshill staff for their generosity and hope that their efforts will get people thinking about the daily experiences of families and individuals facing homelessness and bad housing.

“The money raised will go towards a number of initiatives including families, individuals and young people facing bad housing or homelessness.”

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