Our MD – Wendy Pring loves to bag a bargain.
So when she attended this year's Princes' Trust “Lunch with an Old Bag” she couldn't resist the charity auction and bagged herself a night out in Edinburgh – in a sleeping bag!
What Wendy successfully bid for was a backstage pass for the annual “Sleep in the Park” event being held in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh on December 9 and at which 9,000 people will brave the cold to join which will be the world's largest sleep out.
The aim of the sleep out is to raise awareness of homelessness in Scotland and funds to “help stop the sticking plaster mentality and get to the root issues with a plan to eradicate homelessness over a five year period by providing people with housing, rehabilitation, job opportunities and the support they need to get back on their feet”.
Providing a musical background will be a line-up pf stars including Liam Gallacher, Amy MacDonald, Deacon Blue and Frightened Rabbit.
Comedy Legend John Cleese is supporting the event by writing and performing a bespoke Comedy Bedtime Story. This once in a lifetime performance will be an added perk for all participants who manage to raise £500 or more and will take place in the VIP tent.
And if you manage to raise over £1,000 you will be served a breakfast bacon roll from an A-team headed up by Comedian Rob Brydon and Scottish Government Ministers.
Sir Bob Geldof will also be sleeping out and addressing the audience … so really Wendy and her pals look set to have bags of fun when they Sleep in the Park this December.
* The “Lunch with an Old Bag” is the annual key fundraising event on behalf of The Prince's Trust Scotland and was held this year at Prestonfield and raised a huge £702,000.
Bringing together many of Scotland’s most glamorous and stylish ladies, known affectionately as ‘Old Bags’, this event was so named in order to address the unnecessary labelling of young people who can so easily and unfairly be assigned to categories they do not fit, and to raise funds for the many programmes The Prince’s Trust runs to help young people get into education, get a job or start a business.
Lunch with an Old Bag shines a bright light on issues faced by young people, challenges stereotypes, and helps The Prince’s Trust in its mission to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people.
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