As we gathered down at Cadogan Street last week after Volunteer McFarlane’s funeral a few days beforehand there was something of a hangover in the air.
Saying farewell to Michelle took its toll on us all but we will carry on and are determined follow through with her plans.
The announcement by a group of business people led by James Mortimer that they intend to drive beggars and homeless people out of Glasgow City Centre had riled Michelle and she wanted it pointed out that they are only a small representation of the business community within Glasgow.
Plenty others are supportive of the homeless within our city and a few donate to The Invisibles and keep us going throughout the year.
The Den’s Social Club are one such group. They’re a collective of businessmen and community leaders in and around Glasgow who have been kindly donating to The Invisibles in recent years.
Last week they donated another £500 that we used at Bonanza Wholesale Fashions to buy a few more boxes of clothing stock to distribute to our friends on the streets.
We also have a new anonymous benefactor who has pledged a significant sum every year.
This man seeks no publicity and simply wants to help tackle homelessness within his city.
Just like the anonymous donors who pay for our website, storage facilities and stock. These are a better representation of Glaswegian business persons.
These new funds will allow us to grow as a group and perhaps take on new projects. We have a group meeting soon and will be formulating new plans to try and make a difference to our pals on the streets so keep an eye out on these pages for details.
In the meantime we would also like to take this chance to thank everyone who has shared our appeal for winter jackets online.