A group of Glasgow-based businesses has raised £45,000 for a Scottish charity that supports people affected by homelessness, addiction, and mental health issues. The donation was made by the Glasgow Business Network (GBN), a collective of 25 companies that work together to generate leads and referrals for each other.
GBN’s Fundraising Efforts
The GBN members decided to support the Simon Community Scotland, a charity that provides outreach, accommodation, and prevention services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Glasgow and across Scotland. The GBN members were inspired by the charity’s work and wanted to make a difference in their local community.
The GBN members organised various fundraising activities throughout the year, such as golf days, quiz nights, raffles, auctions, and sponsored walks. They also donated a percentage of their profits to the charity. The GBN members managed to raise £45,000 in total, which is the largest amount they have ever raised for a single charity.
Simon Community Scotland’s Response
The Simon Community Scotland was delighted to receive the donation from the GBN. The charity said that the donation will help them to continue their vital work and to reach more people who need their support.
The charity’s chief executive, Lorraine McGrath, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Glasgow Business Network for choosing us as their charity partner and for raising such a fantastic amount of money. This donation will make a huge difference to the lives of the people we work with, who are often facing multiple and complex challenges. It will enable us to provide more practical and emotional support, as well as to invest in new and innovative ways of preventing and tackling homelessness in Scotland.”
GBN’s Future Plans
The GBN members said that they are proud of their achievement and that they are looking forward to supporting more charities in the future. They said that they are keen to use their business skills and networks to make a positive impact on society.
The GBN’s founder and director, David Wilson, said: “We are thrilled to have raised £45,000 for the Simon Community Scotland, which is a fantastic charity that does amazing work in our city and beyond. We are very passionate about giving back to our community and helping those who are less fortunate than us. We are also very grateful to our clients, suppliers, and friends who supported us in our fundraising efforts. We hope that our donation will inspire other businesses to get involved in charitable causes and to make a difference in the world.”