Simon Community Scotland’s Rucksack and Handbag Appeal


A Scottish charity to help the homeless is looking for 500 sleeping bags this winter. They have also put out a call for rucksacks and handbags filled with essentials such as food, clothes and toiletries.

The campaign run by the Simon Community Scotland is called the Rucksacks and Handbag Appeal, and is intended to be a practical way of helping those who are homeless or in danger of living on the streets.

The charity operated in Glasgow, North Ayrshire and North Lanarkshire, but has chosen Edinburgh actor Moray Hunter to star in its promotional video.

A team of volunteers is ready and waiting to accept donations.

Donations day, December 4, is being held at a warehouse on 24 Rosyth Road, Shawfield, the space donated by Robert Morris, of Morris Furniture. Donations are being collected between 10am and 4pm.

There is an additional venue, near the Simon Community Scotland HQ and open between 12pm and 4pm: The Barn Youth Centre, 37 Abbotsford Place, Gorbals (the space donated by Crossroads Youth & Community Association).

For more details of the types of items being sought by the Rucksack and Handbag Appeal, visit



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