Letham woman raises £600 for Shelter Scotland

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A LETHAM mum has raised over £600 in aid of housing and homelessness charity, Shelter Scotland.

Kathleen Kettles (44), hosted a live concert for the charity, having previously cycled solo from Broughty Ferry to Thurso in just 10 days to raise money.

The ‘Don’t Stand for Homelessness’ gig included performances from up-and-coming casio-folk-pop group The Beautiful Word and local favourites Aff the Cuff – an upbeat folk band from Carnoustie.

The £600 raised on the night is enough to help almost 60 families and individuals keep a roof over their heads according to Shelter Scotland.

Kathleen said: “The event was a huge success and I’m pleased that we raised so much money for such a worthy cause. Everyone deserves to have a safe and warm place to live and I hope this money helps as many people as possible.

“I’d like to thank everyone who came along and donated their pennies and pounds on the night. I’m sure the money will go a long way to help Shelter Scotland carry on their vital work to help people keep a roof over their head.”

She added: “I’m already planning my next challenge for Shelter Scotland and have started training for a Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge later in the year to raise as much money as possible.”

Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, said: “Kathleen is a charity champion in our eyes and we send our heartfelt thanks to her and everyone who supported the concert. The money raised is enough to help 60 families and individuals facing homelessness or living in bad housing through our free national help line.”