Marlow-based tech company Softcat and Mimecast have raised £35k for charity Social Bite as part of its 'Break the Cycle' fundraising event.

Alongside Sir Chris Hoy, a team of around 30, from Softcat and Mimecast, embarked on a 60 mile ride - from the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, across Scotland’s central belt before finishing close to the flagship Social Bite Village in Granton, Edinburgh.

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Social Bite is challenging the nation to 'Break the Cycle' of homelessness and hope to build villages in two new cities, planned for Glasgow and London and together, Softcat and Mimecast, have raised an incredible £35k towards this goal.

Graeme Watt, CEO of Softcat, said: “ The goal has to be that everyone in the UK should have a safe place to call home and have the same access to benefits and facilities as the rest of society so we are delighted to have joined Social Bite, and Sir Chris Hoy, in their campaign to Break the Cycle of Homelessness.

"It was a fantastic experience, we were blessed with some great weather and we are pleased to have been able to raise so much money towards their goal. I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the event particularly the teams from Softcat and Mimecast".


Softcat and Mimecast have raised £35k for charity Social Bite

Softcat and Mimecast have raised £35k for charity Social Bite


Since opening in July 2018, Social Bite’s Edinburgh village in partnership with Cyrenians has helped 43 people find their feet again, 100% of the residents in a recent survey preferred living at the charity's village over hostels or B&Bs.

The village offers a supportive community to help people build an independent life, with the village blueprint offering an alternative to how society responds to homelessness.

Money raised from the Break the Cycle campaign will go towards creating the two highly supported communities with the pro bono help of engineering firm Arup.

Josh Littlejohn MBE, CEO and Co-Founder of Social Bite, said: “We’re so grateful to Softcat and #TeamChapeau for their phenomenal support. It was an amazing day and only possible thanks to efforts like theirs.

“Riding 60 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh is no mean feat but they rose to the challenge and thanks to this commitment are playing a part in breaking the cycle of homelessness. The funds raised will go towards creating two new Social Bite Villages, transformational communities planned for Glasgow and London. Thank you again to all the generous efforts of the Softcat and Mimecast team.”