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Callum Beattie Sleep Out

Updated: Jan 24

Callum Beattie performs at Hope House and raises over £40K by sleeping out in the middle of freezing temperatures.


Callum Beattie performs at a winter sleep out to raise money for charity Steps to Hope

© Jess Shurte Photography


Scots singer Callum Beattie and his manager Dave Rogers have raised over 40k for Steps to Hope by sleeping rough with over 100 fans in freezing temperatures.


The pair are joint patrons of Steps To Hope and slept outside at Hope House on January 13th to raise funds and awareness.

"The charity has a deep rooted integrity and is purely focused on love and compassion and that means the world to us."

Callum added: “We reached out to my fans to see if there would be any interest. Dave and I thought we might get a dozen people at most, but the charity had to cap the numbers because people were so keen to help and the response was so overwhelming."


We capped it at 100, but there were around 110 participants and every single one of them saw the challenge through and raised a substantial sum of money for the charity.


Callum played for a couple of hours to thank the fans braving freezing conditions.


Callum Beattie performs at a winter sleep out to raise money for charity Steps to Hope

© Jess Shurte Photography


I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it must be to have to do that night after night. I think all these charity things that Dave and I do give us all sorts of insights. On this occasion, we both left the day after with a very deep feeling of love and gratitude. It certainly made us both feel like we are extremely fortunate to be in the position we are. Many homeless people we work with were just the same as us - jobs, houses, kids etc and through no fault of their own have ended up on the streets with absolutely nothing.


Clearly, the Scottish (and UK) governments have very little interest in what’s going on on our streets. It made both Dave and I want to fight harder to be a voice wherever we can for those less fortunate than ourselves.


Callum Beattie performs at a winter sleep out to raise money for charity Steps to Hope

Callum hopes this will spark some interest and help generate support or concern around the plight of the homeless. He added: "It was blind panic about sleeping outside in freezing conditions, but also one of the most rewarding things we have ever done because it makes you stop and think about how, in a world filled with billionaires and amazing technology, how is it possible for homelessness to even still be a thing?"






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