Fantastic fundraiser under the stars is sure to be a roaring success
Sleep in the Park is due to take place on December 8 in Dundee’s Slessor Gardens.
Individuals, aged 16 and over, and groups are welcome to take part, with a minimum £100 fundraising commitment for a single person.
Groups, which should be formed of more than five people, are tasked with raising at least £3,000.
The closing date for entries is December 2, and people can sign up by visiting: sleepinthepark.co.uk
Social Bite will offer up a portion of the cash that is made through the sleep-out – hoped to be as much as £4 million across the country – to charities in each of the four cities taking part – Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Across Scotland, 830 properties have already been pledged to the project, with more than 50 now being used in Glasgow.
Housing First Dundee is led by Transform Community Development with a consortium comprising Salvation Army Dundee, Dundee Survival Group (DSG) and Addaction.
Each one specialises in dealing with homelessness or mental health issues and will act as a point of contact for the programme in Dundee, identifying those most in need.
The city is one of four more cities chosen to benefit from the programme, as well as Edinburgh, Stirling and Aberdeen. The first tenants in these four cities will be moved in during this month, with more people added to the programme every month.
The original idea came from the Y-Foundation in Finland. Started in 1985 , the foundation seeks out social housing for people in need, and it is now the fourth biggest landlord in Finland – with 16,650 apartments owned in 50 communities across the country.
People arrive for last year’s Sleep in the Park in Edinburgh.