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Social Bite - Sleep in The Park
We were so honoured to be involved in this truly inspiring and life-changing event. Over 8,000 people came together in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens on Saturday December 9th 2017 to show their support for homeless people in Scotland by taking part in the world’s biggest sleepout, Sleep in the Park. Organised by Social Bite, donations topped £3.6m as the event began and it has so far raised in excess of £5million.
Our film crews were there through the night capturing the amazing atmosphere and talking to the participants, as well as the event organisers:
Participants each raised a minimum of £100 each to attend the night, enjoying stripped back ‘busking’ sets from Liam Gallagher, Deacon Blue, Amy Macdonald and Frightened Rabbit before sleeping out. John Cleese told a bedtime story to the attendees who also heard from Rob Brydon, Sir Chris Hoy and Sir Bob Geldof.
Josh Littlejohn MBE, Social Bite co-founder, said: "Tonight was the night when people from all walks of life came together in Scotland, to stick up for the most vulnerable people among us. This is the night that we collectively gave a voice to the people who have never had one.
Prior to the event, we produced the video which helped launch Sleep in the Park. The video was viewed over 300,000 times and shared by thousands – just showing how much people were supportive and behind the campaign to end homelessness in Scotland: