LendingCrowd CEO Stuart Lunn braved the December cold last night as he took part in the Social Bite CEO Sleep Out to raise funds for the homeless.
Social Bite, an independent sandwich shop that employs the homeless and contributes 100% of its profits to charity, organised the overnight sleep out of over 200 business leaders across Scotland to raise funds for the cause.
Stuart Lunn (pictured right Markos Symeonides, executive vice president at Axios Systems) was one of the many who turned out and has so far managed to raise £1,295 for the charity, surprising his £1000 target. If you haven’t done so you can still donate to Stuart’s fund here.
He was joined by many business leaders, as well as six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, in a bid to support the Social Bite Village Project.
Headed up by Social Bite founder Josh Littlejohn, the campaign is aiming to build a site specifically for the homeless in Edinburgh’s Granton area. With a target of £500,000, this project aims to house up to 20 homeless people in a purpose-built, safe living environment for about 12 months each from next summer.
‘It is an inspiration to see the passion and innovation of Josh and his team in addressing the wider issues around homelessness,’ said Stuart.
‘It was great to be involved in such a fantastic event and if truth be told, we were very lucky with the weather. Others aren’t so fortunate so I hope the fundraising for the Social Bite Village exceeds targets and is a huge success.’
Homeless charity Shelter recently revealed there are over 250,000 homeless people in the UK.