Dundee-based Graeme and Leanne Carling are offering units from their extensive property stock in Tayside free of charge, as part of their involvement with the Sleep in the Park event by the charity, Social Bite.
The couple, owners of PRS Group, are “walking the walk” by sleeping out at Slessor Gardens in Dundee during the event. As corporate sponsors of Sleep in the Park Dundee, they have already donated £5000. For every £2,500 more that their team raises, PRS Group will house one homeless person free of charge for a year, up to eight people.
Part of Social Bite’s mission is to find actual homes for the homeless, rather than hostels and B&Bs. Social Bite’s Village in Edinburgh opened in July and Social Bite and PRS Group are in talks over how some units could be diverted for use by the homeless.
Graeme Carling said, “We didn’t hesitate to back Sleep in the Park Dundee. As property developers and supporters of their mission, it just makes sense that we would both take part in and sponsor it. But it was also important to walk the walk and go an extra step, particularly as we are landlords.”
Social Bite founder Josh Littlejohn said, “We’re delighted to be working with Graeme and Leanne on both Sleep in the Park Dundee and on their offer to provided free accommodation for the homeless.”