Sleep Out 2012

Working with great people always makes me happy, so last week I was really pleased to be working with the Rock Trust again. The Rock Trust is a great charity based in Edinburgh. They do inspirational work helping young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. To find out more about what they do check out their new website, featuring some of my previous work for them.

Last week’s event was Sleep Out 2012. The Sleep Out is a nationwide event organised by a network of youth homeless charities, including the Rock Trust, who are working together to host the UK’s first national fundraising event to support homeless and disadvantaged young people.

Different events were held around the country, but I think that Scotland probably had the best backdrop. The Rock Trust event was held in Festival Square with the Usher Hall and Castle providing the scenery. It was the first year that they have held the event in it’s new format, at that venue, so it was my job to capture the feeling of the event to help with next year’s promotion.

Great fun was had by all (probably not the main point) and hopefully it has got a lot more people thinking about homelessness. If you are interested in learning more about helping young people in Edinburgh and the Lothians contact the Rock Trust to see how you can help (there are lots to things you can do beyond just handing over cash).

Here’s the highlights…


Published by Claire

I'm a photographer, teacher, wanabe triathlete, ex-international rugby playing explorer.

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