The team responsible for organising this year’s University of Edinburgh Chemistry Ball have raised £740.65 for local homelessness charity Social Bite. Using prizes kindly donated by the Balmoral Hotel, the group of final year students organised a raffle to raise funds for the charity.
Committee member Kathryn Stevenson said, ‘as a team we were focused on delivering an event that benefitted both the School of Chemistry and the wider community. I feel that being able to use the raffle prizes in this way sends a positive message, the incredible support from staff, students and friends of the School of Chemistry shows that there are lots of people that share our vision.’
Kathryn’s committee colleague Scott Docherty added ‘Social Bite were a natural choice for us, it’s a fantastic social enterprise. The impact of their work within the city is apparent, and we hope that with our support they can come closer to achieving their goal.’
About Social Bite
Social Bite is a Scottish social enterprise. The organisation is run on a not-for-profit basis and a quarter of the company’s staff are from homeless and severely excluded backgrounds. Social Bite operates five sandwich shops in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.