The Hanlon Stevenson Foundation are pleased to announce a £1000 donation has been made to
local homelessness charity Steps To Hope.
The not-for-profit organisation are doing their bit to tackle one of the most common issues facing
some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people.
The HSF committee read, with some dismay, that Steps To Hope had lost out on promised funds
from an unofficial Hibernian-themed event that didn’t take place, with confusion around the
proceeds of tickets sold highlighted in several media reports last week.
We hope the HSF donation will go some way towards plugging that shortfall, and will continue to
support Steps To Hope in their endeavours.
Graeme Cadger, HSF Chairman and Trustee, said: “First of all, I want to express my admiration for
the work done by founder Richard Roncero and his dedicated team at Steps To Hope. They’re an
inspiration to us all.
“In 2021, no-one should be facing up to a night on the streets.
“When we read about the cashflow issue caused by an event that had been aimed at the Hibernian
family, we wanted to do what we could.
“We hope all those who bought tickets are suitably reimbursed.”
Richard Roncero added: “We’re grateful to Lewis Stevenson, Paul Hanlon and everyone involved
with the Hanlon Stevenson Foundation for their generosity and support.
“As a not-for-profit organisation, every penny raised goes back to helping those who need it most so
we were hit hard by the cancellation of the event and the confusion that followed.
“We just want to put that behind us now and, with the backing of people like the HSF, get back to
our core mission.”
If you’d like to learn more about the work done by Steps To Hope or make a donation of your own, visit stepstohope.co.uk for more information.
Steps To Hope are current fundraising for a new minibus, and you can donate to their appeal here –