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CEO Sleepout beats target for homeless

Zoe Cuthbert: organiser (photo by Terry Murden – DB Media Services)

Almost 300 business people raised just over £564,000 for the homeless by sleeping out in Edinburgh before Christmas.

This beat the £500,000 target which had been set by the organisers.

The CEO Sleepout attracted a number of senior figures, including David Watt, head of the Institute of Directors Scotland, and Marshall Dallas, CEO at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Those who took part in the event in Charlotte Square were blessed with mild, dry weather.

It was organised by Social Bite, the restaurant chain started by Josh Littlejohn who wants to build a 10-home village for the homeless at Granton. Buskers and comedians entertained the gathering who were joined by Olympic gold winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.

Full report and photos of the event here


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