In the weeks leading up to the appeal it was a whirlwind of activity and we had a short window to get plans in place. Everyone was super keen to make this happen, so with an all hands on deck and team spirit approach our plans came to fruition. As donations and offers of support flooded in, the anticipation for the day began to mount, we waited with baited breath…………… and Wow !!
What can we say, you didn’t let us down! Staff, Partners, people we support , willing members of the public and local business ,the response was overwhelming.
Figures are still being counted as we speak, but we can say at this stage in excess of 1200 Rucksack and Handbag donations were received and over 130 volunteers turned out to help on the day, not to mention those who helped in the lead up. The feedback from you all has been wonderful and most said not only did they feel they had spent a day doing something really worthwhile for a great cause but actually had a great time too.
Friends of Simon Community
From Volunteer Drivers, Donation station hosts, sorting and prepping volunteers, Friends of Simon Community volunteers , Volunteer Community Groups, the support was immense and has got us all extremely excited for the forthcoming launch of our Simon Community Scotland Volunteer programme in the new year. (Keep your eyes peeled on updates on our volunteer page for more info on how to get involved)
Your generous donations are already making a difference in the lives of the people we support and we are working hard to get as many items distributed to the folk who need it this side of the year.
Keep in touch
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Plans are already in the making to make next year’s appeal day even bigger and we promise we won’t run out of soup!
Everyone here at Simon Community Scotland, staff and the people we support would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all who contributed, without your incredible help it just would not be possible! Please keep in touch! And we look forward to seeing you all again next year if not before.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you for continuing to support us in combatting the cause and effects of homelessness.