Our winter jacket collection last weekend was a resounding success and we took in enough to last us at least a year. As we have mentioned already this was organised by Michelle, who passed away last month, so making sure the collection went well was very important to us all. The jackets…… Continue reading Thanks to One and All.
Ahead of our winter jacket collection this weekend we thought we would take the chance to give you all a brief run down on how we operate. As you probably know we visit the soup kitchens at Cadogan Street and look for rough sleepers and other vulnerable people who need help with clothing,…… Continue reading How We Roll
One of our longest standing volunteers knows the homeless industry inside out having worked alongside the policy makers and people on the ground. He is bringing his unique perspective to these pages with the occasional blog. Here is his first instalment on the announcement by a new homeless alliance that they intend to end homelessness: …… Continue reading Our Man on the Ground.
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…… Continue reading The Invisibles keep on truckin.
After a busy night helping our friends on the street tonight The Invisibles took a moment to remember Michelle ahead of her funeral on Friday. Joined by her son and husband and friends Mel and Sheila from Help 4 The Homeless we lit candles and pyro to honour the woman who made our…… Continue reading Farewell Michelle
We were devastated this morning to learn of the sad passing of one of our volunteers, Michelle McFarlane. Michelle was a wonderful human being who championed for the downtrodden and was the biggest driving force behind our group. She is a massive loss and we won’t be able to replace her.…… Continue reading RIP Volunteer McFarlane
Wednesday Nights on Cadogan Street One of our friends appearing last week at Cadogan Street after a long absence served us with a timely reminder that nobody will be ending homelessness anytime soon. The lady in question was back on the street after recently being evicted from her new Temporary…… Continue reading Wednesday Nights on Cadogan Street
The Invisibles were grateful to receive a recent donation of £1000 from the Twitter user, @Hoidy. Hoidy and a group of pals sold some pin badges in honour of a Celtic player and the profits raised all went to charity. As well as our donation they also donated to the venerable Clinton Pringle Project. …… Continue reading Thank you, Hoidy and co!
Homelessness, Glasgow’s shame. NO MORE DEATHS ON OUR STREETS On the morning of Tuesday, the 21st of March 2017, the body of Matthew Bloomer, aged 28, was discovered in the doorway of T J Hughes on Glasgow’s busy Argyle Street. He had died tragically during one of the coldest nights of the year so far. As people of…… Continue reading NO MORE DEATHS ON OUR STREETS
When I woke up on Tuesday morning I looked out the window and selfishly thought of the impact the snow would have on my travel plans and my daffodils. It was around lunchtime when I got the news that “a homeless man” had been found dead at 9.10am on Argyll Street outside a department store.…… Continue reading A Homeless Man