Doug to ‘Sleep in the Park’ for cause

Douglas Winchester will take part in Social Bite's Sleep in the Park
Douglas Winchester will take part in Social Bite's Sleep in the Park

A consultant from a leading Aberdeen and north east legal firm is preparing to face a night in the cold in support of charity Social Bite.

Douglas Winchester from Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace’s Ellon branch will take part in the charity’s Sleep in the Park initiative at Aberdeen’s Duthie Park on Saturday, December 8.

Mr Winchester is well known in the local area as he was Principal of Winchesters Solicitors until June this year, when his firm was acquired by Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCC&W).

He is also a founding member of the Ellon Rugby Club and is active in the town’s Rotary Club and Golf Club.

This will be the first time that Mr Winchester has taken part in an event like this.

Commenting, he said: “Throughout my professional life I’ve been involved in helping people buy their homes, and I’ve always had a roof over my head myself, so feel that it’s about time that I give something back.

“I’ve been really impressed by the ways in which Social Bite has brought new ideas to the homelessness issue and I am delighted to support their cause.”

Mr Winchester’s managing partner, Keith Allan, added: “I am delighted to hear that Doug has agreed to take part in this deserving charity initiative.

“As a firm we organise and take part in a number of events each year to raise funds for local charities and support the communities we live in.

“I wish Doug all the best with his fundraising.”

To sponsor Mr Winchester and help raise funds for Social Bite, donations can be made online at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/dougwinchester or alternatively money can be donated at any RCC&W office.

Social Bite is on a mission to build a collaborative movement to end homelessness in Scotland.

The charity gives out over 140,000 items of food and hot drinks each year to those experiencing homelessness, and it is the largest distributor of fresh, free food in the UK.

Their movement focuses on finding an end to homelessness by generating funds, awareness and action across all sections of society, and they believe that a Scotland where everyone has a safe place to call home is possible.