Liv­ing rough for birth­day

Fundraiser as Sammy turns 30

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Kirsten Mcs­tay

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

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