City Mission Gears Up as Temperatures Drop
Mon 5th November 2018
As the weather gets colder and over 300 Rangers supporters prepare to take part in our Big Ibrox Sleep Outs later this month and in December, staff at Glasgow City Mission and their partners are gearing up to provide a vital service for those who have no alternative than to sleep on the streets.
The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter is now in its 9th year, and sadly the service is as needed as ever – last winter, a total of 597 guests stayed at the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter on 3,839 occasions.
It’s the only shelter of its type in Glasgow, providing emergency accommodation for rough sleepers. Up to 40 men and women per night can receive warm, safe accommodation but also connections into housing, healthcare, legal help and other forms of practical help across the city.
The lifeline service operates from December 1 through Christmas and New Year and throughout January and February. But thanks to the commitment of Rangers fans, the Winter Night Shelter will be able to stay open for the month of March too.
Glasgow City Mission’s Marketing and Fundraising Manager Graham Steven says: “It should shock us that so many people continue to require the support of a charity night shelter in this day and age.
“As long as demand exists, Glasgow Winter Night Shelter and our partners will continue to provide this lifeline service.
“We are hugely thankful to Rangers Charity Foundation and all those taking part in the Big Ibrox Sleepout – as a result of participants giving up a night’s comfort, hundreds of homeless and vulnerable people can enjoy a safe night’s sleep and help to move forwards”.
We’re looking forward to welcoming our supporters to Ibrox very soon for the Big Ibrox Sleep Outs, for what is undoubtedly amazing causes!