A Scottish charity dedicated to supporting people experiencing homelessness has received growing support from Story Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Throughout lockdown, members of the Story Scotland team grew sunflowers at home with their families to donate to Simon Community Scotland, the largest provider of support for the region’s most vulnerable adults and young people.
The sunflowers will find homes in gardens across Simon Community’s supported accommodation services in Glasgow.
In addition to the home-grown flowers, Story also donated a £100 B&Q voucher to support the organisation in the step up of the garden spaces, and £200 worth of toiletries.
David Kellighan, Civils Infrastructure Manager said: “It was great to be back helping our friends at Simon Community Scotland who are doing vital work during the pandemic to support people who may be particularly vulnerable at the minute; having no-where to self-isolate and already in poor health.
“We’re proud to have offered our help and hope that these new garden spaces can help brighten up services user’s day during these uncertain times.”
This support continues the relationship Story has formed with the organisation, following volunteering in the donations warehouse over Christmas.
With Network Rail, QTS and BAM, the Story Scotland team gave a £1,500 donation towards the purchase of food essentials and items such as sleeping bags for people sleeping rough and vulnerable people at Christmas.