Living rough for birthday
Fundraiser as Sammy turns 30
A Hamilton woman will live rough on the streets of Glasgow this weekend to raise funds for a female addiction recovery home.
Sammy Brown, along with her friends Daniel Bath and Sharon Moir, will start the challenge at 9am this Friday and will be sleeping rough in the city centre right through until 9am on Sunday, September 17.
Throughout the homeless challenge, the trio will be entirely reliant on homeless services and the general public for the likes of food and drink.
Sammy has organised the challenge as part of her 30th birthday – which she’ll celebrate on September 19 – to raise funds for addiction recovery charity Teen Challenge North East Scotland’s Buy Benaiah campaign.
The organisation launched the fundraising initiative two years ago to raise £535,000 to buy a women’s residential centre at Benaiah, in the north-east of Scotland.
The facility – which uniquely allows mothers to continue living with their children while they complete the faith-based recovery programme, Teen Challenge – is currently rented by the charity.
However, the purchase of the property would mean the centre could continue to provide females with residential support on a permanent basis and help many more women break free from the horrors of addiction to live clean, free lives.
To date £505,000 of the target £535,000 been raised.
Sammy said: “I’m doing this as my 30th birthday celebration.
“I turn 30 on September 19. I am very nervous as it is has a dangerous task sure.
“I have currently raised over £500 for the charity.”
To donate to Sammy’s fundraiser, please visit www. for justgiving.com/ fundraising/sammybrown6
For further information on Teen Challenge North East Scotland, go online to www.tcns.org.uk.
Homeless Sammy will be sleeping rough (picture posed by model)
Challenge Sammy will sleep rough to raise money for charity