Scottish Friendly colleagues braved the elements during the Boycott Your Bed challenge, raising £11,706 for Action for Children

  • Fifteen Scottish Friendly colleagues have successfully undertaken the Boycott Your Bed Challenge

  • Colleagues raised £11,706 for Action for Children

  • Representatives from Action for Children attended Scottish Friendly’s recent colleague celebration event in order to be handed the cheque

Ashley Robertson, Brogan Boyd, Christine Manson, Danni Moore, Jonathan Timberlake, Kari-Lee Ford, Kate McLean, Kevin Brown, Lauren Berry, Monica Taggart, Nicola Jackson, Scott McVey, Sophie Alexander, Stuart Gilmore, and Taylor Bradley successfully undertook the Boycott Your Bed Challenge in Glasgow.

Boycott Your Bed is held annually by Action for Children in various locations across the UK. It is a popular fundraiser, raising over £13.5 million since it first began over 25 years ago. The challenge is to give up your bed for a whole night to raise vital funding for children who face every night without a safe place to sleep.

The team met at the Renfield Centre in Glasgow to meet other teams and to listen to speakers from Action for Children and youngsters who have benefited from the charity who explained the important work the charity does for young people. Afterwards, they headed off to Blythswood Square to find a place to set up and sleep for the night.

The team raised nearly £6,000 which was matched by Scottish Friendly, raising a total of just under £12,000 for the charity.

Stephen McGee, CEO of Scottish Friendly commented:

"We are very proud of our colleagues who took up the Boycott Your Bed challenge for our charity partner, Action for Children. In doing so, they have helped raise vital funding for an important cause to support those children who need it most during these continued difficult times."

"We hope that the funds raised will aid Action for Children in continuing the incredible work they do to support vulnerable young people across Scotland."

Fiona Steel, Action for Children National Director for Scotland commented:

"We are extremely grateful to the support from Scottish Friendly and the colleagues who undertook this challenge, raising a significant amount of money that will go a long way to helping vulnerable children across Scotland."

“The last few years have been incredibly hard on many families across Scotland and, unfortunately, these challenges are set to continue for many."

“Action for Children will continue to support children, young people and families and this support and donation will aid Action for Children in doing this.  The support from Scottish Friendly colleagues is very much appreciated and will allow us to continue to support vulnerable children, young people, and their families through these difficult times."


Contact for more information:

Kevin Brown, PR & Communications, Scottish Friendly


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Action for Children Media Team:

020 3124 0661

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Editors notes:

About Scottish Friendly

Scottish Friendly is a leading UK mutual life and investments organisation. It provides investors and their families with a wide range of investment and protection solutions and provides life and investment products and services to other financial organisations. 

Scottish Friendly has roots stretching back to 1862. Established as the City of Glasgow Friendly Society, its name changed in October 1992 when it took over Scottish Friendly Assurance. 

The Group has flourished through a three-part growth strategy of organic growth, mergers and acquisitions, and business process outsourcing.

Scottish Friendly, Galbraith House, 16 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4HJ

Scottish Friendly Assurance Society Limited. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Scottish Friendly Asset Managers Limited.  Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About Action for Children

Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @actn4childrScot.