Callum Beattie sleeps on the streets in Glasgow to fight homelessness

Callum Beattie slept on the streets of Glasgow this weekend as part of a campaign to tackle homelessness in Scotland.

The Edinburgh singer-songwriter participated in the ‘Sleep rough in 5 different cities for 5 weeks‘fundraiser, which was set up by a non-profit charitable organization Steps to Hope. At the time of writing, the JustGiving page has raised £ 10,625.

“It’s a big eye-opener, even for just one night,” Beattie said of the experience. “The way people look at you and treat you. I just had the worst sleep of my life, you walk into a cafe and you’re greeted like you’re fucking shit.

“I think the world is full of horrible little bastards, and even when I beg in the streets, it’s like people are walking past you saying ‘yuck’, honestly it’s fucking nasty. Incredible really.

The singer later said he “felt pretty positive again” after completing his 24 hours. “We have raised a lot of money and a lot of awareness,” he added.

You can see Beattie’s posts below.

Steps To Hope, which supports the homeless and those with addiction, said he was “absolutely delighted” to have Beattie on board alongside founder and COO Richie Roncero.

“Callum and Richie for the first 24 hours will experience what it’s like to be homeless and depend solely on the public for food etc.,” the organizers wrote on the JustGiving page.

“From there, Richie will continue the fundraiser and spend 5 full weeks sleeping on the streets in 5 different cities. It’s a huge task that awaits both guys, so please show your support and donate generously.

You can donate and find more information here.

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