A CHARITY aiming to rid Scotland of homelessness is appealing for Clydebank kids to take part.

Social Bite has announced plans for its second Wee Sleep Out.

This year’s event will build on the progress of the inaugural outing last year, which saw kids across the country raise £110,000.

The Wee Sleep Out, which will take place on December 7, was launched as a version of Sleep in the Park, Social Bite’s flagship fundraiser, which raised millions for homeless charities in recent years.

The kids’ version encourages youngsters from across the country to come together and plan their own sleep out events with friends, classmates and others to raise cash.

Sleep outs can be held inside or outside, as long as participants are giving up their beds for the floor.

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In a change from last year, the 2019 drive will see Social Bite co-founder Alice Thompson facilitate a number of workshops at schools across Scotland, in a bid to help children better understand homelessness, its causes, and the effects it can have on people and wider society.

Alice told the Post: “I was shocked and delighted when over 5,000 young people organised their own sleep out events all over the country last November and raised more than £110,000.

“It’s been inspirational to discover such passion in Scotland’s youth for positive social change. It’s important to me that they understand that social enterprise is not complicated.

“They can do what Social Bite has done, and more, for their own cause using the power of business to tackle the world’s problems.”

The Wee Sleep Out will take place on the same weekend as the World’s Big Sleep Out, with events to be held in Times Square, Trafalgar Square, Edinburgh, Chicago, New Delhi and around 50 other towns across the world.

To register, visit weesleepout.co.uk.