Last year, NCM raised over £6,000 by participating in Social Bite’s Big Sleep Out. Sadly, with the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic this year, Social Bite have been unable to host their Sleep Out events. They have instead launched their Festival of Kindness which aims to create a movement of compassion and spread festive goodwill to those who need it most. Social Bite are on a mission to provide accommodation, support and 250,000 food and essentials packs to homeless and vulnerable people all over the UK this winter.
The NCM team were keen to continue supporting Social Bite’s efforts and have put together over 40 gifts which were delivered last week to the Tree of Kindness in Edinburgh. Social Bite’s Trees of Kindness are two 10-metre-high Christmas trees in the city centres of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Anyone can donate a gift from the wish-list on Social Bite’s website and place it under the tree for someone who is homeless or vulnerable.
Kathleen McLeay, CEO of NCM commented “I was delighted to be able to drop off over 40 gifts to the Social Bite Tree of Kindness this week. Despite all working from home the NCM team have again rallied round to support Social Bite (no Big Sleep Out this year!) by dropping gifts into the office for me to collect. There is a collection of children’s toys, books, cosy winter clothes and other essentials and treats to brighten Christmas for those less fortunate than us. We hope they make a small difference to someone’s Christmas and again applaud the great efforts and achievements of Social Bite and their team”.
For more information on how to donate to the Festival of Kindness click here