Shelter Scotland’s famous Stockbridge January launch raises thousands

Posted 12 Jan 2022

Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop has smashed fundraising records at its popular annual January launch.

The shop raised over £20,000 across the week of the launch, which saw excited shoppers snap up designer bargains, rare collectibles and beautiful antiques.

This beats the previous fundraising record of £18,600 set in 2019.

Running since 2003, the event attracts shoppers from across Edinburgh and beyond.

Peter Jew, manager of Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop, said:

“It’s been nearly 20 years since we held our first January event and I’m delighted that the range of exciting items we’ve been able to offer this year has proven more popular than ever.

“I’d like to thank all of our customers and donors for their generosity and for helping to keep Shelter Scotland in the struggle against homelessness.

“Too many people are denied their right to a safe, secure and affordable home and it’s Shelter Scotland’s mission to change that.

“While our January event is a big day in the calendar, we’re here all year round.

“So, if you have any unwanted Christmas gifts and or you’re just having a January clear out then feel free to donate to us and help us fight back against the housing emergency.”