Schools can help raise money for charity

Shelter Scotland is calling on teachers, pupils and parents to get involved in the Great Gingerbread House Sale – to raise money for homeless children this Christmas.

The baking challenge, which will see schools bake and build gingerbread festive treats, has been launched to help the charity’s Christmas appeal.

In Scotland, around 4,800 children will wake up homeless this Christmas - enough to fill 28 primary

From cosy gingerbread chalets to towering gingerbread town houses, the money raised from each sale will ensure that Shelter Scotland can continue its vital work keeping a roof over the heads of families, especially during the festive season.

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Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said: “In 2013 there shouldn’t be any homeless children in this country, let alone over 4,800 in Scotland. We’re calling on schools and community groups to get involved in the Great Gingerbread House Sale, and help us prevent more children from waking up on Christmas morning in a place they can’t call home.”