Peter's Blog

Sleep in the Park

Written by Peter Johnston on .

Over the last month the young people of Ferryhill Kirk's Cosy House and South Holburn Church's Youth Fellowship have met together. Last week we came up for a name for our joint venture: Ferryburn Fellowship. We are planning to participate in supporting the "Sleep in the Park" event that is taking place in Edinburgh on 9 December 2017. This is a sleepout in Princes Street Gardens to both raise awareness of the increased levels of homelessness in Scotland and to raise money to support a five year plan to help eradicate homelessness in Scotland. Six of us are planning to take part in the actual sleepout in December, and the rest are helping to raise the money we need to do so. We need to raise at least £600 together in order to meet our pledge as a part of our participation. 

You can help us in a number of ways.

  • We held an Afternoon Tea on Saturday 18 November from 2 to 4 p.m. in the church foyer. This raised £390.60. A massive thank you to everyone who supported us on the day and with the wonderful selection of homebakes.
  • Donation envelopes available from Sunday 19 November at the church.
  • Or, you can make a donation online securely through this link:

Thank you for helping!

As of 20 November we have now raised £862.20 so we have reached our minimum goal, though we will of course keep on receiving donations which will all go to help this project. We are going to be participating! Thank you!