QMS chief executive joins Edinburgh “sleep-out” project

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, served up Specially Selected Pork rolls this morning to participants of the Social Bite CEO Sleep-out in Edinburgh, including Quality Meat Scotland’s Chief Executive, Uel Morton.

Mr Morton had joined more than 300 industry leaders, sports people and politicians to spend the night in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, in support of Social Bite’s fund-raising project to build the country’s first village for the homeless, located in Edinburgh’s Granton area.

The project has a fundraising target of £500,000 and aims to house up to 20 homeless people in a purpose-built, safe living environment for about 12 months each, from summer 2017.

“The sleep-out was not only a humbling experience but it forced us all to experience first-hand what it is like for hundreds of homelessness people in Scotland – day in, day out,” said Mr Morton (pictured above with the First Minister).

“We were delighted to organise the bacon for today, which was supplied by Robertson’s Fine Foods, and I hope our fundraising efforts go some way to help fund a long-term solution to homelessness.”

Link to Social Bite Village project

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