Media Release: Local mum raises money to help families in housing need

Kathleen Haden with Graeme Brown

A LOCAL mum has raised over £600 for homeless and badly-housed people and is already planning her next fundraising challenge.

Earlier this month, Kathleen Kettles (44), from Letham, hosted a live concert in aid of housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland, having previously cycled solo from Broughty Ferry to Thurso in just ten days for the charity.

It’s been a busy time for Kathleen, who also found the time to get married in between her fundraising activities.

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 Kettles 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.”

Kathleen 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 helpline.

“Support and generosity like this enables us to offer vital services in Dundee and further afield to those experiencing bad housing and homelessness.

“Every penny of the money raised at the concert will go towards our work to end Scotland’s housing crisis for good.”

Shelter Scotland provides expert support services, online advice and a free national helpline for everyone facing housing and homelessness difficulties. For advice and support visit or call 0808 800 4444.


Notes to Editors:

1.    Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and we campaign to prevent it in the first place. We’re here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. For advice and support visit or call 0808 800 4444.
2.    Spokespeople are available for interview – call the media office on 0844 515 2442. An ISDN line is available for broadcast interviews.
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Shelter Scotland believes everyone should have a home. We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all.

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